Chile Teacher's Day - October 16th
The Chile Teacherís Day
celebration every 16th of October
is also a respected activity among a group of educators and members of the academes all over the country. There is confusion of the current date of this teacher appreciation day
as some quarters want it change to a new date.
In 1974, the governmentís celebration of teacherís day
was originally December 10. The date was chosen because based on records A Chilean poet named Gabriela Mistral was the first Latin American educator who was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in 1945. However, another group of leaders who ruled the country in 1977 have changed the teacher appreciation day to October 16 in recognition of the foundation of Teacherís College in Chile. The said date eventually became the final date of teacherís day in the country.
Since then the Chile Teacherís Day
become the best celebration all over the country. Schools and colleges are always making it one of the biggest and nationwide activities appreciating the great contributions of thousands of educators.
The following are the usual activities during Chile Teacherís Day.
Big colleges and universities in the country that have enough funds usually conduct special parties for the teachers. The activity is conducted in restaurants and hotels to make the activity more meaningful for educators. Usually, the activity would also highlight the awarding of outstanding teachers in their own field of expertise.
Other most attended activity during teacherís day is the national conference of educators Ė where teachers can freely discuss major concerns about the teaching profession, updates, curriculum and other concerns.
Teacher gifts, tokens
Thousands of students and parents all over the country are also expected to send love cards, greeting cards to their beloved teachers, as well as other tokens of appreciation and teacher gifts
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