Día del maestro en Argentina 2020 | Google Doodle
Teacher’s Day is a vital and important holiday famous in almost every country. However, its date differs from country to country. For example, Teachers Day in Argentina is celebrated on September 11 to honor Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, the seventh president of Argentina.
In memory of Domingo F. Sarmiento (15 February 1811 – 11 September 1888)
El Día del maestro es una festividad en la que se conmemora a las personas que se dedican a enseñar a estudiantes de manera profesional.
Journalist, governor of San Juan, diplomat, senator, President of Argentina. Made primary education compulsory, established 800 educational and military institutions counting teachers’ schools, founded public libraries, developed infrastructure and fostered immigration.
Before becoming president, he gave many years traveling abroad and studying different educational systems in Europe, North America and South America.
Inspired by Horace Mann, whom he befriended, brought 32 American teachers to Argentina to develop the American model of universal education. The 1943 Interamerican Conference on Education, held in Panama, established 11 September as Panamerican Teacher’s Day.
In 1862, Sarmiento was chosen governor of San Juan. While helping as governor, he approved the Statutory Law of Public Education, building the first step toward education improvements in Argentina. Six years later, he was chosen president and developed able to carry out education reforms at the state level.
Sarmiento paid special care to education for children and women. He improved educational subsidies, established 800 educational and military institutions. His improvements enabled 100,000 children to attend school.
Sarmiento died on September 11, 1888. His death anniversary was professed as Teachers’ Day in the 1940s to honor his memory and work.
Feliz día del maestro 2020!