World Teacher's Day
World Teacher’s Day celebrates the introduction of UNESCO’s Teaching Status in 1966, a document that set out the standard for how teachers should be treated throughout the world. The first-ever World Teacher’s Day was celebrated in 1994 and according to UNESCO, the world needs almost 70 million teachers in order to achieve its goal of universal primary and secondary education for every child in the world. Shishi High School in Chengdu is the longest running school in the world, opening in 143 BCE and the world’s largest school (based on pupils) is The City Montessori School in Lucknow, India which has nearly 33,000 students. In Holland, children start school on the day they turn 4, which means that there is a new child in class almost every day! It is estimated that 77% of teachers and 54% of head teachers globally are women.
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