ERIC Number: ED125382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
A Proposed Taxonomy of Postsecondary Education Subject Matter Areas. (Preliminary Draft).
Allman, Katherine A.; And Others
The development of the NCHEM taxonomy came about because of a need for standardized and comprehensive structures for cataloging and organizing information on the multitude of instructional programs and activities presently functioning in the various levels and sectors of education. Although considerable effort has gone into the development of the NCHEMS postsecondary education subject matter taxonomy, the final result is not entirely satisfactory. This is due in part to inadequacies in the foundations upon which the proposed taxonomy has been based (that is, two existing taxonomies, both of which have internal inconsistencies) and in part to the restriction of the taxonomy to a four-digit coding structure. This proposed taxonomy has not attempted to resolve these issues but does seek to lay out issues and alternatives for consideration by others who may be concerned with the development of subject matter taxonomies. (Author)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Classification, Codification, Higher Education, Information Systems, Postsecondary Education
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Post Office Drawer P, Boulder, Colorado 80302
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO. National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.