SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Students in Seoul will soon learn how to negotiate as part of their school curriculum.
The Seoul Office of Education announced on Wednesday that it will be distributing an instructor’s guide to educate high school students on labor rights for the first time among 17 offices of education in South Korea.
The office will develop separate editions for middle and elementary schools by next year for distribution.
The new instructor’s guide goes beyond mere descriptions about labor rights to invite students to engage in practical activities.
For instance, students will learn how to submit a complaint to the Ministry of Employment and Labor for not being paid at a part-time job, and learn how to deal with various cases arising at work, including sexual harassment.
Students will also be asked to engage in mock conversations with famous labor rights activists to consider the plight of migrant workers and other laborers employed under harsh conditions, and plead for the victims of forced labor during Japanese rule.
“The instructor’s guide will be used for labor rights education in schools,” said an official from the Seoul Office of Education. “We will hold separate sessions to educate teachers and distribute the guides for wider use.”
H. M. Kang (firstname.lastname@example.org)