World Teachers’ Day is on Wednesday October 5

The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and its Member organizations are joining teacher organizations in 72 countries around the world to celebrate Oct. 5, World Teachers’ Day. This year, the global theme focuses on the need for professional development.
“Teachers are totally dedicated to meeting the needs of a changing society as well as the diverse needs of their students,” says CTF President Winston Carter. “They firmly believe in the continual renewal of knowledge and expertise through a diversity of approaches, processes and technologies, which is key to building effective learning communities,” he adds.
In 1994, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated October 5 World Teachers’ Day at the 44th Session of the International Conference on Education in Geneva. The date coincides with the anniversary of the adoption in 1966 of the Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. In adopting the UNESCO recommendation, governments around the world unanimously recognized the need and importance for every society to have competent, qualified and motivated teachers.

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