Czech Republic Teacher's Day - March 28th
The Czech Republic Teacherís Day
is one of the vibrant celebrations in the world participated by thousands of private and public schools. This, despite of the fact that the country is disturbed by recent demonstrations of teachers demanding for increased salaries and other fringed benefits, after majority of the schools are being unionized.
Every 28th of March
is the countryís national declaration of Czech Republic Teacherís Day
where lots of fun fare and schools activities are to be observed during the day. Last year, a month after the celebration thousands of teachers conducted a strike and demanded salary increases. Although the country is still resolving the concerns of the teachers, the performance of schools in the country are still at par level.
The following are the most common activities in Czech during teacherís day
to give appreciation to the worthwhile contribution of educators that made the country ranked 15th having the brightest students all over the world based on the official record of PISA, an organization which conduct assessment on the academic status of students.
Czech Republic, situated in Central Europe, is only a small country having a total population of more than 56,000 people based on the2001 census. Education activities all over the country are easy to communicate considering the smallness of Czech. Some big colleges and universities in the country also treated their teachers with free lunch and dinner, other than the usual giving of special awards and citations.
Thousands of students also prepare their personalized cards to send them to teachers they admire, while other also bought greetings cards in bookstores.
Since there are still unresolved concerns in the country regarding wages and salaries, the celebration of teachers, is likely to be part of the line up activities this year. In fact, last year a month after the celebration over 5,600 schools and over 100,000 teachers all over the country conducted protest actions demanding for increases in salaries and other benefits.