The Use of Metadata for the Identification and Retrieval of Resources for K–12 Education

John S. Kendall

Abstract


Educators and publishers in the field of K–12 education have long had an interest in identifying and retrieving curriculum materials by the learning objectives that these materials serve. A review of the efforts undertaken to accomplish this goal highlights a number of continuing problems and informs a set of criteria for the development of a schema that would be useful for identifying and retrieving educational resources. One such schema and its value space is offered as a solution, which exploits a unique resource developed at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL).

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