To achieve education goals, teachers need to be valued more

5 October 2015

“Empowering teachers to build sustainable societies” is the theme for this year’s World Teachers’ Day.

In a statement for the occasion, UNESCO highlighted the role of teachers as a means to achieve the goals of education in the new development agenda for the next 15 years, recently adopted by the United Nations.

However, he highlighted that teachers continue to face problems derived from lack of personnel, little training and low social status.

UNESCO estimates that to meet the goal of universal primary education by 2020, countries will need to recruit a total of 10.9 million primary school teachers.

These factors result in gaps in access to education that mainly affect the poorest regions and the most basic levels. This is alarming given the abundance of studies that show that a child’s early development years are critical.

World Teachers’ Day, celebrated every October 5, highlights the need for teachers to be empowered to achieve quality education and sustainable societies. For this, UNESCO recommends providing them with decent work in safe conditions, trust, professional autonomy and academic freedom.

5 October 2015

“Empowering teachers to build sustainable societies” is the theme for this year’s World Teachers’ Day.

In a statement for the occasion, UNESCO highlighted the role of teachers as a means to achieve the goals of education in the new development agenda for the next 15 years, recently adopted by the United Nations.

However, he highlighted that teachers continue to face problems derived from lack of personnel, little training and low social status.

UNESCO estimates that to meet the goal of universal primary education by 2020, countries will need to recruit a total of 10.9 million primary school teachers.

These factors result in gaps in access to education that mainly affect the poorest regions and the most basic levels. This is alarming given the abundance of studies that show that a child’s early development years are critical.

World Teachers’ Day, celebrated every October 5, highlights the need for teachers to be empowered to achieve quality education and sustainable societies. For this, UNESCO recommends providing them with decent work in safe conditions, trust, professional autonomy and academic freedom.