Spring 2021  |  PA 5414 Section 001: Child Human Rights: Work and Education (54201)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Closed (0 of 0 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
International child labor issues. Options for improving child well-being, including policies/programs that have potential to affect the lives of millions of children. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
In Spring 2020, Professor Levison and Professor Maynes will teach GCC 3035/5035: Child Labor: Work, Education, and Human Rights in Global Historical Perspective instead of PA 4414/5414. It will meet Tu/Th, 1:00-2:15.
Class Description:
SEE NOTES ABOVE - SEE GCC 5035 IN SPRING 2021. This course is designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students. In the last decade, there has been a great upsurge of interest in child labor - from advocates, international organizations, and country-level policy-makers as well as researchers. Questions to be explored include: When is work bad (or good) for children? Can children be removed from situations in which they do hazardous work, or can the work be made less hazardous? Is it enough to provide high-quality public education, to draw children into schools and out of work? What if schools are bad; should children still be required to attend? When children work for their parents, how does that affect policy solutions? Are consumer boycotts good or bad for child workers and their families? How do trade barriers affect child labor? How such questions are addresses in policies and programs has the potential to affect millions of children. This course does not spend much time on on what are known as the 'Worst Forms' of child labor; prostitution, child pornography, children working in mines, child soldiers, etc. Almost everyone agrees that the 'Worst Forms' are abhorrent and should be eliminated. Instead, the course focuses on the kinds of work done by the vast majority of child workers, work which may have both bad and good aspects for children; also how formal education and work are interrelated; and related topics.
Class Format:
40% Lecture
30% Discussion
10% Small Group Activities
20% Guest Speakers
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 November 2020

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