World Teachers Day
September 5, 2023
World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day,was first celebrated in 1962 in India.
The students of celebrated academician and Vice-president and later President of India Dr Swarvapalli Radhakrishnan on his birthday and commemorated 5th September as Teacher’s Day in his honour.
Later, UNESCO borrowed the idea and today World Teacher’s Day is an international day held annually on 5th October.
Established in 1994, it commemorates the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which is a standard-setting instrument that addresses the status and situations of teachers around the world.
This recommendation outlines standards relating to education personnel policy, recruitment, and initial training as well as the continuing education of teachers, their employment, and working conditions.
World Teachers’ Day aims to focus on “appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world” and to provide an opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching.