Education Curriculum, Instruction & Administration

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 I. Purpose and Program Description

A. Library's Collection Development Objectives

The library seeks to provide materials to support programs through the ED.S. level in early childhood education, educational administration and supervision, elementary education, reading education, and special education.

B. Curricular Program Description

The Curriculum, Instruction and Administration Department is one of the three departments in the School of Education. The greatest emphasis is on the preparation of elementary school teachers and specialists in early childhood elementary, reading and special education. The M.Ed. and Ed.S degree programs in Educational Administration and Supervision is designed to prepare educational administrators for services in elementary and secondary educational institutions, emphasizes the teaching-learning process, and seeks to update the professional knowledge and skills which are unique to the administrative position.

C. New and Expanding Areas of Interest

None at this time

D. Areas of Specialization

1. Curriculum and Instruction
2. Early Childhood Education
3. Elementary Language Arts
4. Elementary Social Studies
5. Elementary Creative Arts
6. Elementary Science
7. Elementary Mathematics
8. Reading
9. Children's Literature
10. Special Education
11. Exceptional Children
12. Learning Disabilities
13. Educ. Adm. & Superv.

E. Overlap with Other Academic Disciplines and Library Collections

English, Literature, Mathematics, Art, Music, History, Sociology, Physical, Science, Psychology, Management.


 II. General Selection Guidelines

A. Languages: English is the primary language of the collection. Foreign language materials are excluded except in teacher education where materials to support the teaching of foreign languages is covered. In all other areas, key works originally published in a foreign language will be purchased only in English translation.

B. Chronological Coverage: Emphasis is on education in the twentieth century. All other periods are treated selectively.

C. Geographical Coverage: Primary emphasis: United States, England, Canada. Secondary emphasis; Europe, Asia, Latin America. Collected very selectively: Rest of the world.

D. Types of Materials: Indexes, abstracts and encyclopedias and handbooks will provide basic reference as will dictionaries and directories of educator's, education agencies, and colleges and universities. Publications of professional organizations are of great interest. Collected more selectively are symposium proceedings, theses and dissertations. Excluded are undergraduate and graduate textbooks.

E. Imprint Date: Emphasis is on current materials, i.e., published during the last decade. Retrospective purchasing prior to this will be selective.

F. Physical Format: Hardbound and paperbound books are selected extensively, including those with media software. Serials and periodicals are collected selectively, as is computer software. Microforms and audiovisuals are collected selectively.

G. Treatment of Subject: Methods and practice of teaching will be collected extensively. Political, legal, medical, and psychological aspects of education are also collected. Research methodology, including the use of computer techniques, is a strong collection interest. Popular treatments are acquired selectively and related primarily to education in the social context; contemporary student movements, current educational experiments (free schools, Montessori methods, etc.). Juvenile literature is acquired selectively from recommended book lists and children's literature awards and prizes, in support of courses offered in reading.

H. Place of Publication: Emphasis is given to materials published in the United States and Canada. Materials from all other places are collected selectively.

I. Acquisitions Plans Affecting Curr., Instr., and Admin.:

   1.) Standing Orders:

Children's Book Review Index
Children's Books in Print & Supplement
Directory for Exceptional Children
Directory of Financial Aid for Minorities
Educator's Guide to Free... (Series)
Educator's Index to Free Materials
Elementary Teacher's Guide to Free Curriculum Mat.
Teacher's Almanac
Caldecott Children’s Literature Awards – American Library Association.
Newberry Children’s Literature Awards – American Library Association.

   2.) Approval Plans: BNA: Books and Forms.

J. Major Assessment/Selection Tools :

Brewer, Deborah J. ARBA Guide to Education; Books for College Libraries; Buttlar, Lois J. Education: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources; CIJE; Education Index; Sheehy, Eugene P. Guide To Reference Books; Woodbury, Marda. A Guide to Sources of Educational Information; Stein, Morris I. Gifted, Talented, and Creative Young People; Sternlicht, Nanny. Special Education: A Sourcebook; Ramsey, Patricia G., et al. Multicultural Education: A Sourcebook; Bowker, Children's Catalog; Booklist; International Reading Association, American Association for Young Children, Association of Childhood Education International, National Council of Teachers of English, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Council for Exceptional Children.

K. Weeding/Replacement: Currency is not a major criterion for assessment, however, materials containing outdated and invalidated educational theories and approaches will be considered for weeding. Materials for weeding/replacement are evaluated in accordance with the General Collection Management and Development Policy statement on Weeding/Replacement.

L. Classifications That Define Scope of Collection:

L - Education, General
LB 1042-227 - Elementary education
LB 2361-2365 - Curriculum
LC 1390-5163 - Special education

M. Recommended Collection Level: 3bE

Library Liaison: Farrow                      Subject: Education



Collection Level

LC Class Descriptor Existing Strength Desired Strength
L EDUCATION, General    
L 900-901 Directories 2a 3a
LA 11 General Works, by Period 2b 3b
LA 31-81 Ancient 2a 3a
LA 75-81 Classical 2a 3a
LA 95-99 Middle Ages 2a 3a
LA 106-108 Renaissance and reformation 2a 3a
LA 116-118 16th & 17th centuries 2a 3a
LA 121-124 18th & early 19th centuries 2a 3a
LA 126-133 Modern 19th & 20th centuries 2b 3b
LA 132-133 1945- 2b 3b
LA 173-186 History of Higher Education 2b 3b
LA 186 Student Movements 1a 1b
LA 210 Descr., Org., Policy 2a 3a
LA 212-217 Public School Ed. 2b 3b
LA 219-222 Elementary and secondary Education 2b 3b
LA 227.1-.2 1800-1965 2a 3b
LA 227.3 1965- 2b 3b
LA 228 Higher Ed. Addr., Essays by Country or region: Comparative ed. 2a 3b
LA 201-396 United States 2b 3b
LA 417-418 Canada 1a 1b
LA 420-609 Latin America 1a 1b
LA 620-1040 Europe 1a 1b
LA 630 Britain, Ireland 1a 1b
LA 670-1040 Other European countries 1a 1b
LA 1045-1491 Asia, Islamic Countries 1a 1b
LA 1500-2090 Africa 1a 1b
LA 2100-2189 Australia 1a 1b
LA 2301-2397 Biography 2a 3b
LB 5-7 Collections 2a 3a
LB 14-41 General Works 2b 3b
LB 45 Educational Anthropology. 2a 3b
LB 51-885 Ancient-16th century 1b 2a
LB 427-575 16th, 17th, 18th century 2a 3a
LB 621-875 Systems of individ. Educators & writers 2b 3b
LB 880 Foreign educators--pedagogical theory 2b 3b
LB 885 American educators--pedagogical theory 3a 3b
LB 1025-1050 Teaching (pedagogy) 2b 3b
LB 1027 Stud. guidance. & counseling 2b 3a
LB 1028 Educational research 3a 3b
LB 1029 Alternative schools 2a 2b
LB 1031-1032 Individ. instruc. group work 2b 3b
LB 1033 Teacher-stud. relat. 2b 3b
LB 1042 Stories, storytell. 1a 2b
LB 1043 Audiovisual educ 2b 3b
LB 1050 Reading 3a 3b
LB 1051-1091 Educational psych. 3a 3b
LB 1101-1139 Child study 3a 3b
LB 1131 Measurement, Test. 3a 3b
LB 1140 Preschool education 3a 3b
LB 1141-1499 Kindergarten 3a 3b
LB 1501-1547 Primary education 3a 3b
LB 1555-1601 Elementary education 3a 3b
LB 1570-1571 Elementary curriculum 3a 3b
LB 1572-1574 Reading, spell. 3a 3b
LB 1575-1576 Literature, Language arts 3a 3b
LB 1584 Social science. 3a 3b
LB 1585 Science 2a 3b
LB 1603-1695 Secondary. education 2b 3b
LB 1705-2278 Teacher education. training 2b 3b
LB 2327-2329 Comm. Col. Jr. Col. 1a 1b
LB 2300-2411 Higher ed., coll. & univ. curr. 3a 3b
LB 2341-2342 Admin., finance 1b 3b
LB 2361-2365 Curriculum 1b 3b
LB 2523-2525 School Law 2b 3b
LB 2801-3095 School adm. org. 3a 3b
LB 2824-2830 School finance 2b 3b
LB 2831 School boards 3a 3b
LB 2831.9 Principals 2a 3b
LB 2832-2844 Teaching personnel 1a 2a
LB 3011-3095 Classroom Mgt., discipline 2b 3b
LB 3045-3048 Textbooks 1a 1b
LB 3051-3060 Ed. tests & measur. 2a 3b
LB 3201-3325 School architecture 1a 1b
LB 3602-3640 School life 2b 3a
LC Special Aspects of Ed.    
LC 65-67 Economic aspects 2a 3a
LC 71-120 Educ. and state 2b 3a
LC 129-148 Attendance 1a 1b
LC 149-160 Literacy, illit 1a 3a
LC 165-182 Higher ed. & stat. 1b 3a
LC 189-214 Educ. sociology 2a 3b
LC 202-208 Educ. & soc. backgrd. 3b 3b
LC 212-214 Discrim. & educ. 2b 3b
LC 215-238 Community & school 3b 3b
LC 251-291 Moral ed., character building 2a 2a
LC 1011-1021 Liberal educ. 3a 3b
LC 1390-5163 Education of Special Classes of People
LC 1099 Intercultural educ. 2a 3b
LC 1401-2571 Women 2a 3a
LC 2601-2611 Educ. in dev. coun. 1a 1a
LC 2667-2698 Hispanic Americans 2a 2b
LC 2701-2913 Afro-Americans 2b 3a
LC 3001-3501 Asian Am., other Asian people 2a 3a
LC 3701-3743 Linguistic min., bilingual educ. 2b 3b
LC 4001-4803 Handicapped chil 2b 3b
LC 4601-4821 Mentally handicapperd chil 2b 3b
LC 3950-3990 Exceptional chil. 1b 3b
LC 3991-4000 Gifted children 1b 3b
LC 5001-5060 Working class educ 1a 1b
LC 5101-5143 Urban educ 2b 3a
LC 5201-6691 Adult educ. 2a 3b
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