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Kraus Curriculum Development Library

Location: Microfiche Cabinet A, Drawer 6-9


The Kraus Curriculum Development Library (KCDL) is a collection of current curriculum guides from all over North America from 1978-2000, reproduced on microfiche.  These guides reflect objectives, programs, and teaching practices for Grades K-12, Early Childhood Education, and Adult Basic Education. This program was created in 1983.

When first begun, the collection was divided into the following 22 main subject areas.  Over the years various topics were consolidated and renamed.  However, this gives an overview of what is included in the set.

Adult basic education Foreign languages Physical Education
Bilingual/Bicultural ESL Gifted/Talented Science
Business education Guidance/Career education Social studies/Social sciences
Consumer education Health/Safety/Drugs/AIDS Special education
Early childhood education History/Geography Systems management
English/Language arts Home economics Visual/Performing arts
Environment/Ecology Mathematics/Computers Vocational education

How to search the collection

(1)  Some of these are cataloged in WorldCat on FirstSearch.
A keyword search:  “kraus curriculum development library”
will give you a  list of all that are cataloged.  You can add other
keywords to your search  such as “listening skills”  to get
curriculum guides on that topic.  The locator code will be on
the WorldCat record.
(2)  There is also a subject index (1978-1994) in MicroRef  LB1570 .K73
as well as annual indexes 1996+

The microfiche are arranged into the major subject fields listed above.
Within each subject field, the fiche are organized by lowest to highest grade
level and then by acquisition number within each grade level. The header
strip on each fiche provides the basic information to classify the guide
and to indicate its proper position in the fiche set.

For example: CE K – 009 means the curriculum is in the
Career Education section,  begins at the kindergarten level and
is the ninth curriculum included in that section beginning at that
grade level.


Kraus Curriculum Development Library Cumulative Subject Index covering 1978-1994 programs  (Micro Reference LB 1570 K73 1994 Index)

Kraus Curriculum Development Library Annual Index (1996-2000) (Micro Reference LB 1570 K73 Index)

Kraus Curriculum Development Library Shelf Lists (Micro Reference LB 1570 K73 Shelf List 1983-1988 and LB 1570 K73 Shelf List 1993-2000)

For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out these
Subject Categories:

Education -- United States -- Curricula.

Curriculum planning -- United States

Time Period: 20th Century  

Subject keywords: Education