The United Nations in a Teachers College

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Educational Foundations and Curriculum

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During the 1950 summer session the Division of Social Science conducted an experiment in learning and teaching about the United Nations. It was a tentative response to the need for a more extensive treatment of the United Nations in the social science curriculum.

Although the greater emphasis was placed upon a study of the materials and methods for teaching about the United Nations, there were three major objectives of the course:

1) to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of U.N. structure and functions,

2) to provide a knowledge of the methods for teaching about the U.N.

3) to provide the teachers with an opportunity to develop a unit of work on the U.N., and where possible an opportunity to participate directly or indirectly in the teaching of the unit.


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