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"A Call for Teachers"
Celebrate World Teachers' Day
The 5th of October is World Teachers’ Day, which celebrates the pivotal role of teachers in the development and education of children. Teachers serve as catalysts for growth as a child enters into greater society, building upon the nurture of a child’s family or primary caregiver. However, even though teachers have a vital responsibility in the course of human development, teachers and the teaching profession struggle to command the respect and support necessary to effectively meet the needs of their students. In many nations, teachers are challenged by difficult socioeconomic conditions, poor learning environments, diminishing resources, and low wages. Yet beyond guiding their students toward their learning goals, they increasingly have to address the negative effects of a changing society within their classrooms.
This year’s World Teachers’ Day theme of "A Call for Teachers" will focus on UNESCO's work on quality teachers for global citizenship and cultural diversity. Teachers develop learners' abilities to build a sustainable future with citizens who are able to take action in their own communities and contribute to global challenges.
The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) is dedicated to the professional growth of teachers and, therefore, celebrates the importance of teachers’ contributions on World Teachers’ Day. ACEI takes a stand for teachers and joins in the call for global support of those professionals who are committed to the needs of children.
Perspectives From Around the World
How are countries around the globe designing and implementing curriculum?