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Collection Development

Subject Policy Statement - EDUCATION


A. Purpose and Program Description

The Libraries seek to support research and teaching within and across the disciplines of education and speech and hearing sciences. The Collection supports the needs of undergraduate students, graduate students, PhD, EdD and post-doctorate students, faculty and researchers.

Areas of established specialization are comparative education; curriculum development and evaluation; education in China ; language education; education psychology; special education; guidance and counseling; policy studies and leadership; speech and hearing sciences; educational technology and instructional media; information technology in education; mathematics and science education; liberal studies; early childhood education; and teaching Chinese in international contexts.


B. General Selection Guidelines (See Classed Analysis)

Overall, the Libraries' existing collection and acquisitions commitment, based upon available resources, and its collection goal for Education are at the research level.



C. Specific Delimitations

  1. Formats collected: We collect monographs, annuals, reference tools and scholarly series extensively; periodicals, CD-ROMs and other electronic tools, videocassettes, VCDs and DVDs selectively; textbooks and dissertations (other than HKU dissertations).
  2. Imprint Dates Collected: We collect current publications extensively, and earlier materials, selectively.
  3. Chronological Focus: All
  4. Languages Collected: We collect English language materials extensively and Chinese-language materials selectively. All others are collected very selectively.
  5. Place of Publication: We collect UK and North American materials extensively and other materials, selectively.