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Libraries

Resources supporting courses offered by the Faculty of Education are located principally in Fisher Library and the specialist collection of the Curriculum Resources Collection (located in the Fisher Library).

Curriculum Resources Collection (Fisher Library)

The Curriculum Resources Collection is located in the Fisher Library on level 2. The collection contains curriculum resources to support the teacher education program of the Faculty. The collection covers the years K–12 and includes:

  • documents associated with the New South Wales school curriculum and examination process (eg, publications of the New South Wales Board of Studies – syllabuses and related support documents, examination papers and related publications)
  • policy documents
  • books
  • periodicals
  • audio-visual materials (eg, teaching kits, videos, slides, posters, educational games)
  • other materials including teachers’ guides, manuals and students’ workbooks

The collection also includes children’s literature and picture books.

The library has on-line resources, including those found at the following:

Curriculum Resources Home Page
http://www.library.usyd.edu.au/libraries/curriculum/

Link to Curriculum Guides
http://www.library.usyd.edu.au/libraries/curriculum/Guides.html

Education Subject Guide
http://libguides.library.usyd.edu.au/education

Contact Librarian:
Ms Jacquei Hicks
Phone: (02) 9351 6252
Fax: (02) 9351 7766
Email:

Other branch libraries also include resources of relevance to teacher trainees and the New South Wales school curriculum, for example, Badham Library (food science), the SciTech Library (science), and the Medical Library (sport physiology).

Fisher Library
The Fisher Library includes the Undergraduate Library (which includes multiple copies of titles for student course work at both undergraduate and postgraduate level) and the Research Library (which includes single copies of titles for research needs).

The collection includes books and periodicals in the areas of:

  • educational research and policy
  • educational psychology
  • sociology of education
  • philosophy of education
  • history of education
  • comparative education
  • educational administration
  • special education
  • educational and psychological testing
  • teacher education
  • curriculum theory

Fisher Library also houses the ERIC (Educational Resources Information Centre) Microfiche Collection of unpublished documents which cover all aspects of educational theory and practice.

Contact Librarian: Social Sciences: Ms Phillipa Crosbie
Phone: (02 )9351 6940
Fax: (02) 9351 4328
Email:

Contact Librarian: Education: Mr Michael Arndell
Phone: (02 )9036 9426
Fax: (02) 9351 4328
Email:

Fisher Library and the Alexander Mackie Curriculum Resources Library offer computerised literature searching facilities (including CD-ROMs), and Reader Education programs in their respective areas of subject expertise, to support the Faculty of Education and Social Work’s courses.

Leaflets describing other services offered by Fisher Library are available from the Library’s Information Desk on the third level. Higher degree students should consult the publication Library Resources for Postgraduate Students for details of the many services available to them (eg, inter-library loans/reciprocal borrowing from other libraries).

Computer Laboratories

The Education Computer Access Centre is available for all students at the University, and is located on level 2 of the Education Building (A35) in room 232. Opening times are available here.

More information about other Computer Access Labs on campus can be found at the ICT find a computer page.