World Teachers Day was founded to bring together educators from all around the world. It is celebrated and organised by the American organization World Teachers Union. The theme of the day is “educator power”. On this day, teachers from all over the world take part in activities, carry out research and participate in events which are designed to celebrate the teaching profession.
At the end of the day, a celebration is held, giving recognition to those who have made huge contributions to the field of education. This article attempts to provide a brief history of World Teachers Day.
World Teachers Day 2021 Date
Teacher is respected by everyone in society. Respecting more to the teacher who is called the founder of a nation. Many country around the world celebrate the auspicious day as a historical issues. Every year World Teacher Day is observed on 5 October.
- Year > 2021
- Date > Oct 5
- Weekday > Tuesday
World Teachers Day 2021 Theme
Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s theme for International Education Day is “Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation.”
World Teachers Day in Australia Celebrations
Teachers from all over the world began celebrating World Teachers Day in Australia on the first Sunday of September this year. Presiding over the entire affair is Professor Mo Srinivasa Prabhupada, a leader of the Voorhees Christian Education Association (VCEA). He has been associated with Voorhees for close to half a century. In his address, he emphasised that teachers play a vital role in educating students. According to him, there should be equal opportunity not just for the brightest students but also for those who want to learn.
At the World Teachers Day celebrations, all over the world, a number of teachers travelled to the US to attend the events organized by World Teachers Day. There were celebrations in front of the classrooms, where they presented their credentials and were awarded certificates. They were also given praise and encouragement by the other participants. According to the VCEA, over 900 teachers came to the US to celebrate teachers at their schools and colleges.
World Teachers Day in USA Celebrations
In the US, World Teachers Day was celebrated with pomp and pageantry by hundreds of teachers from every state and district. The event was addressed by President Obama, who dedicated the day to all teachers. He said that the celebration would help bring the best quality education to every American child. Besides, the US teachers were also encouraged to take part in various activities organised around the World Teachers Day. They could make a difference to the quality of education in the country.
At the World Teachers Day celebration, each teacher was felicitated with a certificate. This certificate was required to be submitted along with the submission of applications for the next annual world teacher residency or placement, which is held every year in the month of October. Candidates applying for the teaching posts must be qualified for the initial training, which is conducted during the same period of the year.
The candidate needs to undergo the initial training for teaching in the particular field before applying for the post of teacher in that particular field. At the time of the registration, the candidates are asked to submit their CV’s along with the required documents and the fee for the initial training.
The World Teachers Day is observed in different countries around the World. Some of the countries which celebrate this day regularly include Mexico, China, Philippines, Tanzania, South Africa, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey and many more. The World Teachers Day celebrations are marked differently in each country as well as within the continent. For example, in Turkey the celebration is marked on the day before the new year whereas in Egypt it is marked during the month of October.