Harvard EdCast: Celebrating World Teachers’ Day

10/03/2011 9:00 AM

EdCast logo, assistant director-general for education at , discusses how World Teachers’ Day is experienced around the world.

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The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.

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  • Pedro jose panzo

    an important date, speciallly for those who have the responsability of educating the society, those responsable for building a basis in men and consenquently in society…congratulations for all teachers!

  • Tvartan

    As school enrolment continues to climb up throughout most of the developing world, the role of the teachers becomes even more crucial to our collective future. Not only are teachers responsible for providing quality education to the future generations but they also can shape our future by transmitting cultural and social values, such as tolerance, gender equality and dialogue. Yet, in many parts of world, teachers are rewarded poorly, often lack appropriate tools to exercise their profession and in some countries, are victims of deadly attacks.

    To commemorate World Teachers’ Day on 5 October, UNICEF’s podcast moderator Femi Oke spoke with Jamila Marofi, a high school teacher from Afghanistan, Gorma Minnie, a school administrator from Liberia and Professor Fernando Reimers from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in America.

    To listen to the podcast, please visit: http://www.educationandtransition.org/resources/world-teachers-day/

  • Krishna

    As we celebrate Teachers day, we need to remember that it is what goes on in the classroom, between teacher and student, that really matters. Unless the rest (government, policy makers, consultants, Education organisations like UNESCO, administrators) understands this and gear all their interventions and activities to foster this link between teacher and student and make it effective and worthwhile, education will not happen.

  • Tahir Khan

    I think every day of student with the teacher is the teacher,s day…

  • ramanimenon

    A noble profession in the world.No doubt the journey of a teacher to the world of bliss .

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