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摘要Message by Audrey Azoulay, Guy Ryder, Henrietta H. Fore, Achim Steiner, David Edwards, on World Teachers’ Day 2019

World Teachers’ Day 2019

Joint Message from Ms. Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization, Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF Achim Steiner, Administrator, UNDP and David Edwards, General Secretary, Education International, on the Occasion of World Teachers’ Day文章源自英文巴士-https://www.en84.com/7942.html



“Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession”文章源自英文巴士-https://www.en84.com/7942.html



5 October 2019文章源自英文巴士-https://www.en84.com/7942.html



“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”文章源自英文巴士-https://www.en84.com/7942.html




Today, following the lesson of Albert Einstein, we celebrate the expertise, energy and passion of teachers, who are the cornerstone of the education systems of the future.




However, they are also central to the regeneration of the profession itself. Without a new generation of motivated teachers, millions of learners will miss out, or continue to miss out, on their right to a quality education. With teachers being underpaid and undervalued, attracting and retaining talent is a challenge. Attrition rates are rising rapidly worldwide, due in part to precarious employment and scarce opportunities for continuous professional development. Furthermore, there is a lack of resources for children with special education needs and disabilities, refugees and multilingual pupils.




Today, it is urgent to take action. The figures given by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) are quite worrying: the world needs almost 69 million new teachers to meet the Education 2030 Agenda. Global inequalities could directly increase, as 70% of sub-Saharan countries face acute shortages of teachers, rising to 90% at secondary level.




Such problems are even more prominent in rural and crisis-affected areas in developing countries. Teachers, particularly women, risk isolation and violence. The resulting flux of teachers to urban areas leave rural schools short-staffed.




To counter this situation, the pivotal role of teachers in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals was reaffirmed at UNESCO’s Global Education Meeting and at the 11th Policy Dialogue Forum of the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030. To succeed in this, education systems need an injection of fresh thinking on how to recruit, train, incentivize and retain the brightest minds for 21st century classrooms.




The media and new technologies must be instrumentalized to elevate the teaching profession, and to demonstrate its importance for human rights, social justice and climate change. Governments must also improve employment and working conditions.




This is all the more urgent given the shortage of young candidates for the 48.6 million teachers likely to retire in the coming decade.




With the theme: “Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession,” we recognize the critical importance of reaffirming the value of the teaching mission. We call upon governments to make teaching a profession of first choice for young people. We also invite teacher unions, private sector employers, school principals, parent-teacher associations, school management committees, education officials and teacher trainers to share their wisdom and experiences in promoting the emergence of a vibrant teaching force.




Above all, we celebrate the work of dedicated teachers around the world who continue to strive every day to ensure that “inclusive and equitable quality education” and the promotion of “lifelong learning opportunities for all” become a reality in every corner of the globe.



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