Books about education start with the letter L. See the complete outline of call numbers for education from the Library of Congress.
L7-991 Education (General)
LA5-2396 History of education
LB1025-1050.75 Teaching (Principles and practice)
LB1050.9-1091 Educational psychology
LB1139.2-1139.5 Early childhood education
LB1501-1547 Primary education
LB1555-1602 Elementary/public education
LC8-59 Forms of education
LC980-1099.5 Types of education
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