The collection in this area supports the department of Educational Curriculum and Instruction, which is primarily concerned with training teachers. Both certification at the undergraduate level and masters of science in education from elementary through secondary are offered. The department also offers a library science certification as an endorsement to Virginia teaching certification, a reading major at the masters level, and a cognate for students in the urban education concentration of the Urban Services Ph.D. Coursework focuses on teaching methodology in particular curricular areas, theories of instruction and learning, classroom organization, curriculum design, organization and administration of curricular programs, methods of evaluating instruction, use of technology in instruction, reading instruction and remediation, and work in school libraries/media centers.
In addition to the academic programs, the department supports such initiatives as Professional Development Schools, global education experiences, professional development in instructional technology, and a reading center.
Language: Works in English are primarily collected. Works by theorists writing in other languages are collected in translation.
Chronological Guidelines: Current practice is emphasized in this collection, with historical theory and practice in the United States and Great Britain also included.
Treatment of Subject: Scholarly and professional works in the three fields are emphasized in collecting. In addition to works on theory, guides, handbook, and professional development materials for teachers are also collected.. Supplementary curriculum materials are added to the collection. Popular works are occasionally collected, depending on the importance of the subject matter.
Types of Materials: Materials are collected in all formats: serial and monographic, print and nonprint. This area of education has a strong interest in instructional technology which has required purchasing materials in new formats like laser disks. Among the formats collected have been books, CD-ROM, videocassettes, slide/tapes, and electronic files.
Date of Publication: Works published within the last ten years are emphasized. Historical materials of significance are added periodically.
Other General Considerations;
key to collecting codes
|Teaching K-12: All aspects of teaching including elementary, middle, and secondary; psychology of learning, methods of teaching, educational environments, child and adolescent development.||
|Science Teaching: Theory, methods and current practice in teaching all areas of science||
|Social Studies Teaching: Theory, methods, and current practice in teaching social studies.||
|Language Arts and Literature Teaching: Theory, methods, and current practice in teaching language and literature.||
|Foreign Language Teaching : Theory, methods, and current practice in teaching foreign languages.||
|Mathematics Teaching: Theory, methods, and current practice in teaching all levels of mathematics||
|Reading Teaching: Theories, methods, and current practice in teaching reading||
|Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Problems: Dyslexia||
|Teaching with Technology: Use of computers in the classroom, educational television, and distance education.||
|Classroom Management: Management of interaction of students and teacher and classroom physical environment||
|Curriculum Design: Planning, development, and implementation of curricula||
|Educational Reform: Change in current practice; educational innovations||
|Educational Testing: Testing and measurement, alternative assessment.||
|School Libraries/Media Centers: Administration, materials selection, reference, technology in libraries, student instruction||
|Research in Education: Qualitative and quantitative methods and teacher action research.||
|LC Class||LC Subject Headings||Code||Comments|
|LB1141-LB1696||High School Teaching; Elementary School Teaching; Middle Schools||3b|
|LB5-LB3640||Education; Education, Primary; Education, Secondary||3b|
|LB3050-LB3060||Educational Tests and Measures||3a|
|H62; LB1530; LB1584||Social Studies – Study and Teaching||3b|
|QA1-QA11||Mathematics – Study and Teaching||3b|
|LB1575-LB1576; LB1631; P53; PE1065||Language Arts – Study and Teaching; English Language – Study and Teaching||3b|
|Languages, Modern – Study and Teaching; Language and Languages –Study and Teaching||3b|
|LB1575; PN59; PN1009||Literature – Study and Teaching; English Literature – Study and Teaching; American Literature – Study and Teaching||3b|
|Z675-Z718||School Libraries; Elementary School Libraries; Middle School Libraries; Instructional Materials Centers; Media Program (Education)||3b|
|LB1049-LB1050||Reading Teachers; Reading (Primary); Reading (Secondary); Reading, Psychology of||3b|
|LB1050-LB1050.7||Reading Comprehension; Reading – Ability Testing||3b|
|LB1050.5||Reading Disability; Reading – Remedial Teaching; Dyslexia||3b|
Bibliographer: Nancy McAuliffe