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ERIC Number: ED475384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching about Child Labor and International Human Rights. ERIC Digest.
Hamot, Gregory E.; Jensen, Elizabeth S.
An estimated 246 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 work in the agricultural, industrial, and craft sectors worldwide. Approximately 180 million of these children work under the worst forms of child labor as defined by the International Labor Organization (2002). In spite of conventions and protocols designed to eradicate the worst forms of child labor, international human rights violations concerning children persist in the workplace. This Digest defines child labor and its worst forms within the context of international human rights, describes several key protocols and conventions aimed at eliminating these worst forms, proposes a rationale for teaching about certain issues in child labor, and offers parameters for choosing instructional strategies that teach about the worst forms of child labor. Lists six Web sites which contain resources and information on teaching human rights and child labor. (Contains 11 references.) (BT)
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child