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III. Policies: Education

I. Purpose:
The School of Education provides teacher licensure programs that ensure rigorous content preparation and extensive field-based practicum experiences. Its graduate programs emphasize research that focuses on educational policy and practice.

A. Curricular emphasis:
Instruction and curriculum in content areas, educational psychology, research and evaluation methodology, and social and multicultural foundations.


B. Research emphasis:
Instruction and Curriculum in Content Areas, Bilingual Education, Special Education, Literacy, Educational Policy, Educational Measurement, Research and Evaluation Methodology, Social Foundations, Teacher Preparation.


C. Level of Degrees granted:
Teacher Licensure, MA, PhD.


D. Special Studies Programs:
Bilingual Education/English as a Second Language, Reading, Special Education and Bilingual Special Education, Research and Evaluation Methodology.


E. Other Subjects That Overlap and Utilize Materials:
Content Area Departments, Ethnic Studies, Foreign Language Studies, Music, Art, Kinisiology, Women's Studies, Hearing Pathology, Linguistics, Communication.


F. Institutes or Labs That Utilize Materials:
Research & Evaluation Methodology (REM), Partners in Education (PIE), Education & the Public Interest Center (EPIC), Bueno Center for Multicultural Education, Science Discovery.


G. Special Populations Outside University That Utilize Materials:
Teachers, Educators, Psychologists, Parents, School Board Members, Department of Corrections, ESL Program Instructors.


H. Other Considerations:
Materials that apply to the operation of a large university such as administration, student services, teaching in higher education, history of higher education. Materials that apply to education within a specific discipline are generally covered. At times, such materials may be submitted to the bibliographer in that discipline. Two examples are Math Education and Music Education.

II. General Collection Guidelines:

A. Methods of Acquiring Materials:
Approval plan for books from Blackwell North American. Government documents received as regional Depository. ERIC documents received on subscription. Special orders for faculty requests and other materials. Gifts-in-kind.


B. Languages:
Primarily English. Some multicultural materials, primarily Spanish.


C. Chronological Guidelines:
Emphasis is on Education in the 20th and 21st centuries, although previous ages are also represented to support the history and philosophy of Education.


D. Geographical Guidelines:
Primarily American, some foreign.


E. Treatment of Subject:
History of educational development will be collected on a broad basis. Biographies of educational leaders will be collected selectively. Works on educational reform in the U.S. are needed for current awareness. Lower division textbooks will generally not be collected except for exceptional quality. Upper division textbooks purchased as examples of teaching materials. Popular treatments are acquired selectively and related primarily in the social context: e.g., contemporary student movements, education experiments, accounts of teaching experiences.


F. Types of Materials:
Balanced collection in all areas of curricular and research emphasis as well as needs of relevant populations. An attempt is made to keep abreast of all English language serials and book titles as funds allow. Indexes and abstracts generally acquired in electronic form. Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) documents online 1966-. Before 1966 in microform. Directories of educators, schools and colleges. Publications of professional organizations are of great interest. Theses and dissertations collected selectively. Government documents relating to Education are available in the Government Publications Department of the University Libraries. Audio/video materials collected very selectively.


G. Date of Publication:
Emphasis is on current materials. Other purchasing will be very selective.


H. Other General Considerations:
In general, the Education collection is housed in the stacks of Norlin Library. Older, less used materials are usually housed in off-site storage. Audio/video materials are housed in the Media Library. Holdings in the Law Library also supplement the General Education holdings. University facilities whose holdings supplement the General Education Collection are the Virginia Westerburg Juvenile Collection, housed in Norlin Library; the Education Curriculum Library, housed in the School of Education; the Law Library, housed in the Law School; Government Documents housed in Norlin Library. Consideration is given to holdings of other universities in the area, especially serial holdings. Many electronic holdings are consortial.

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class: Below is a very general outline for the LC Class for Education (L).

L Education (General)

LA History of Education

LB Theory and Practice of Education

LB3050-3060.87 Educational Tests, Measurements,


LC8-59 Forms of Education

LC65-224 Social Aspects of Education

LC251-951 Moral and Religious Education

LC1001-1099 Types of Education

LC1099 Intercultural Education

LC1390-5158 Education of Special Classes of Persons

LD Individual Institutions-United States

LE Individual Institutions-America (except U.S.)

LF Individual Institutions-Europe

LG Individual Institutions-Asia

Music Education is usually classed in the MT classification.
Mathematics Education may be classed under QA 11-20.