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ERIC Number: ED201293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Classification of Instructional Programs.
Malitz, Gerald S.
A new classification of instructional programs is presented that includes terms and definitions for describing instructional programs for all of education. The classification should be helpful in the tasks of collecting, recording, reporting, analyzing, interpreting, and disseminating data about instructional programs. Information is presented on intended uses of the classification, criteria for designing the classification, comparison between new and old classifications, conventions for classifying selected programs, and other background data. The categorization scheme distinguishes between programs on the basis of whether they culminate in a formal award, such as a degree, diploma, or certificate. The second dimension of the classification is that it distinguishes programs that differ substantively in the blend of their subject matter content. Major program categories are listed alphabetically. Additionally, all the terms used in the classification are defined. Appended materials include the following: a list of all existing National Center for Education Statistics terminology publications; comparative information for the new classification and the Higher Education General Information Survey Taxonomy and the Handbook VI vocational programs; a list of categories of the classification that are recognized as vocational education programs currently supported under the Vocational Education Act of 1963, as amended; and a list of the major contributors to the new classification. A glossary and an index that identifies programs by their codes are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Classification, Course Descriptions, Definitions, Departments, Doctoral Degrees, Elementary Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Glossaries, High Schools, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Junior High Schools, Majors (Students), Masters Degrees, Noncredit Courses, Postsecondary Education, Student Certification, Units of Study
National Center for Education Statistics, Washington, DC 20202.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: An earlier draft of this report was prepared by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.