ERIC Number: ED181914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Textbook Classification Scheme. A Report From the Educational Materials Review Center (EDMARC).
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
A textbook classification scheme that allows the expression of curricular relationships is revised to include new curriculum materials for math, science, special education, career education, foreign languages, and social studies. Designed for teacher training institutions, curriculum laboratories, resource centers, and adjunct collections in school libraries, this scheme can be used separately or to supplement standard classification systems, which, while they have provision for textbooks, do not make plain the curricular relationships involved. Underlying usage assumptions for the scheme are (1) the collection does not circulate, but is maintained as a unit; (2) the books must be so classified as to indicate their use in the curriculum; and (3) the textbooks must be shelved as classified if the open shelf method is used. The notation is mixed, combining upper case letters with decimal numbers, utilizes cuttering by publisher rather than by author, and allows the formation of call numbers. An outline schedule for small collections and a full schedule for larger collections are provided, as well as a subject index to the classification scheme. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.