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|4||Educational purpose qualifiers
Use EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE 4* Qualifier codes WITH appropriate subject codes for: indicating the curriculum, examination or level for which educational material is specifically designed, such as school textbooks, language learning coursework, study aids, revision material, vocational training material etc. Use 4Z- national extensions when available for material written or created for a specific countries education system. 4Z codes may be used for material that is used in multiple countries, for example, the GMAT exam. Always use a 4* Qualifier when using a YP* codes. DO NOT USE: to indicate educational institutions that are the subject of a book, eg, a history of specific university. DO NOT USE: code “4” itself, but select appropriate specific qualifiers from section 4*
|4C||For all educational levels
Use all 4C* codes for: titles published for educational use at the applicable level, but prefer 4Z* national extension detail wherever possible. Use with: 4Z* and PLACE 1* Qualifiers as appropriate
|4CX||For adult education
Class here: Lifelong learning, continuing education. Use for: any material designed specifically for training or education of adult learners within a structured educational programme or curriculum.
Prefer: other codes for University level education.
See also: 4TY For home learning / Self-study / autonomous learning
|4CXB||For adult education: beginners levels
Use for: instructional material meant for the beginner with little or no knowledge of the subject and meant for use within a structured educational structure or curriculum
|4CXF||For adult education: intermediary levels
Use for: instructional material meant for learners with some knowledge of the subject and meant for use within a structured educational structure or curriculum
|4CXL||For adult education: advanced levels
Use for: instructional material meant for advanced learners with a good knowledge of the subject and meant for use within a structured educational structure or curriculum
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