“Recovery Begins With Teachers”

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Here is a new aspect to the topic of recovery, the role of teachers and education re hazards, threats, and disasters. From the UN News Center, Oct. 5. More than 10 million new teachers needed to fill education goals, UN warns

The United Nations marked World Teachers’ Day today with top officials calling on governments to make up a projected deficit of over 10 million teachers by 2015 and stressing the crucial role teachers play in recovery from natural disasters and conflict.

This year’s theme is ‘Recovery begins with teachers,’ and in a discussion teachers from Haiti, Israel, Lesotho, Mali, Laos and France shared their experiences in dealing with crisis. A presentation of the latest statistics on the global teacher shortage and the opening of a photo exhibition on teachers who work in particularly daunting conditions also marked the Day.