These are the guidelines by which materials are purchased for the Education and Curriculum collections of the UW Libraries (Seattle Campus). For questions or more information, please contact the Education Librarian.
The UW Libraries is committed to providing convenient and timely access to collections and information resources that are outstanding with respect to their quality, depth, diversity, format and currency to support the research and teaching missions of the University of Washington.
The study of education is concerned with how learning and social and psychological development take place from early childhood through adulthood. It asks how formal and informal learning contexts affect this development and the ability to be a contributing member of society. It examines how the history of education has influenced educational policy, reforms and thought, building a cumulative record of education's influence on all.
The Library's education and curriculum collection primarily support the teaching and research of the University of Washington's College of Education as well as the other programs and disciplines that touch on the field of education.
The collections supporting Education can be found primarily in the Library of Congress classification, which is L. Subclasses are:
The curriculum materials are spread across most LC classifications, from A to Z.