ERIC Number: ED163659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
A Classification of Educational Subject Matter. State Educational Records and Reports Series: Handbook XI.
Chismore, W. Dale; Hill, Quentin M.
This classification of educational subject matter encompasses subject matter in preelementary through postdoctoral levels. As opposed to instructional programs, which represent the form and style by which knowledge is transmitted (such as nursing, college preparatory, or journalism programs), educational subject matter deals with the knowledge itself (such as English, psychology, or physical education). This classification of subject matter is intended to provide a single standardized scheme for reporting, recording, and exchanging data about subject matter. It will be of use in providing common data about subject matter over longitudinal studies, between instructional levels, and in local, state, and federal data reporting. The classification contains 22 first-order subject-matter areas from agriculture to social sciences. Within each area, subject matter is divided into second-order, third-order, and if necessary, fourth-order entries. A digit coding structure is also used to classify all entries. Definitions of each order and suborder of subject matter are provided. A lengthy appendix lists other means of classifying subject matter, including difficulty, by level of instruction, by organization providing instruction, and by type of instructional program. An alphabetical index of all orders and suborders is also included. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.