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ERIC Number: ED288422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
A Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP).
Malitz, Gerald S.
An update of the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP), a taxonomy for instructional programs at all levels (elementary to graduate, though primarily postsecondary) is presented. CIP, which was developed by the U.S. Department of Education's Center for Education Statistics (CES), is used in all CES surveys and is the accepted government standard for education information surveys. One part of the CIP is for program purpose; it distinguishes whether the program culminates in a formal award and reflects the way colleges collect and report data on program enrollment and completion. The second part of the CIP is for program category; it distinguishes programs by type of college program or specialization. Uses of CIP are identified and the concepts of instructional programs and subject matter are discussed. Definitions of subject fields are included, along with a list of changes in this edition from the 1981 edition. To provide continuity with classifications previously in use, cross references are provided between CIP and the Higher Education General Information System Taxonomy. Categories of the classification that are recognized as occupationally specific programs are also appended. An index is included that lists all six-digit program entries. (SW)
Descriptors: Classification, Codification, College Programs, Courses, Definitions, Degrees (Academic), Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
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Authoring Institution: Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.