Collection Policies

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Purpose
General Collection Guidelines
Collecting Codes

PURPOSE

The collection supports faculty research and instruction in the graduate educational administration program which includes principal and supervision certification at the elementary, middle and/or high school level. In the masterís degree program emphasis areas are available in administration, supervision, training management, and higher education. At the doctoral level, there is an educational leadership component in the urban services doctoral program.
 

GENERAL COLLECTION GUIDELINES

Language: The collection is primarily an English language collection.

Chronological Guidelines: The emphasis of the collection is on current theory and practice. It does include overview of historical practice.

Geographical Guidelines: The collection mainly covers American educational theory and practice, with works on British practice collected selectively. Materials about present practice in other countries are collected when they include broad subjects or comparative information on educational systems.

Treatment of Subiect: Materials appropriate for upper division and graduate studies are collected. Scholarly works not intended as texts are mainly included. Biographies of influential educators are collected. Popular works on educational administration are acquired selectively, as are works of local interest. Histories of schools and universities are generally not collected.

Types of Materials: The collection includes major journals in the fields of educational leadership and higher education, including some from national organizations and institutions. Materials from state and local agencies are also included. The collection aims to include the major monographic publications from both trade and scholarly publishers. Theses and dissertations are not generally collected.

Date of Publication: Materials collected are current publications, with retrospective works collected in current editions or reprints.

Other General Considerations:

 
SUBJECT DIVISIONS
COLL. LEVELS
key to collecting codes
History of education
Focus is U.S. 19th and 20th century
3b
Educational theory: 
Theoretical writings of educators and educational theorists from ancient times to the present
3b
Educational administration and leadership: 
Includes functions of administrators, philosophy of educational administration, educational facilities planning, administrative and fiscal planning, and politics and policy at all levels
3b
Urban education: 
Includes all theory and practice relating particularly to urban schools and educational programs at all levels
3b
Education law
Focus is on U.S. law as it pertains to education and Virginia law
3b
Education finance: 3b
Human Resources in education:  
Includes personnel administration, teacher education, staff development, personnel evaluation, supervision
3b
Educational Practice at the Elementary Middle, and High School Levels: 
Includes curriculum development, program planning and assessment, school reform
3b
Higher education: 
Includes development, administration, finance, planning, program evaluation of community and two-year colleges as well as colleges and universities
3b
Educational research and statistics: 3b
 
Collecting Codes
key to collecting codes
 
LC Class Subject Headings Code Comments
LA Education - History 
Education -Philosophy
3b   
LB2360, 
LB2805-2806
Educational Accountability, Educational Evaluation 3b  
LB1027-041, 
LB2322
Educational Change 
Educational Innovation
3b  
LB2800-LB2826 Education - Finance 
School Budgets
3b  
KF4119 Educational Law & Legislation 3b Collection at 3a. Ed. law students use local legal library.
LA132-33 
LB5-3000
Educational Planning 
Education - Aims & Objectives 
Educational Statistics
3b  
LB1555-1695 Middle Schools 
Education Elementary 
Education Secondary
3b  
LB2300-2430 Higher Education 3b Not at graduate level. Small no. of students, but growing.
LB3201- 3325 School Buildings 
School Facilities
3b  
LB2831-2832 
KF 4192
School Employees 3b  
LB2801-3095 School Management & Org. 
School Principals 
School Supervision 
School Administrators 
School Superintendents
3b  
 

Bibliographer: Nancy McAuliffe