World Teachers’ Day 2013 for global citizenship and cultural diversity

Saturday 5 October 2013

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Giornata mondiale degli insegnanti 2013“A Call for Teachers!” is the slogan of the UNESCO World Teachers’ Day 2013 (5th October).

 Since teachers are the most powerful force for equity, access and quality education, a call for teachers means calling for quality education for all.

Quality education offers hope and the promise of a better standard of living. There is no stronger foundation for lasting peace and sustainable development than a quality education provided by well trained, valued, supported and motivated teachers.

This year’s celebrations 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.

Why a call for teachers?

Because there is a huge shortage of professional, well-trained and well-supported teachers to achieve better quality education. The challenge of recruiting teachers does not lie just in the numbers, but in the provision of quality teachers. Far too often teachers remain under-qualified, poorly paid and with low status.

CESIE supports the capacity building and re and up-skilling of teachers and trainers through innovative and learner-centred methodologies, making a bridge between research and knowledge.

CESIE‘s current projects involving teachers at local and international level:

Locandina - Giornata mondiale degli insegnanti 2013