Raising awareness is the first critical step toward the elimination of abusive and exploitative child labor worldwide. To this end, the UICHR undertook, as part of the Child Labor Research Initiative, the development of innovative curriculum modules for students at the pre-college and college levels, as well as materials devoted to general public education on the subject. Relevant materials were researched and assembled by multi-disciplinary teams, and then tested and revised in live classroom settings and public seminars for labor unions, teachers and the general public. The specifics of each module are as follows:
Pre-college Child Labor Modules
Children and young adults have an important role to play in eliminating abusive and exploitative child labor. It therefore is important for the world community to do all it can to involve them in this struggle meaningfully. An important starting-point is the secondary school, and in this connection the UICHR worked with a team of highly experienced teachers and education specialists to develop six replicable child labor course modules for inclusion in secondary-school classrooms.