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Donald Oppewal Collection

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Title: Donald Oppewal Collection, 1950-2008Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/186

Primary Creator: Donald Oppewal (1926-)

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

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Abstract

Professor of education at Calvin College. The collection includes articles; readings for education classes; vitae; tapes; publications; and a thesis entitled “The Method of Consensus and Its Social and Educational Applications.”  [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

Donald Oppewal was born in Massachusetts in 1926.  He attended Calvin College majoring in English and minoring in philosophy. He graduated from Calvin with a B.A. in 1950 and went on to earn his Master’s degree in English and history at the University of Michigan. Oppewal pursed a career in education, beginning as an English teacher at Illiana Christian High School in Lansing, Illinois. After five years, Oppewal went on to earn his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois with a focus on philosophy of education.  In 1960, Oppewal returned to Calvin College, not as a student, but as a professor. 

During his time at Calvin College, he served on the college’s Teacher Education Committee, Continuing Education Committee, and Graduate Studies Committee. Oppewal also played a major role in establishing the Christian Educators Journal and served as the managing editor, book review editor, and even occasionally wrote for the journal himself. Oppewal also concerned himself with the role of religion in public schools and textbooks. Oppewal also authored the notable book Society, State, and School (1965). He even assembled the Religion and Education conference in 1987. 

In 1991, Oppewal reached emeritus status and retired from active teaching.  He has been married to his wife, Jessica (Leestma), since 1948. Together they had six children.


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Folder 1: Professional vitae; bibliographic information --- 1950-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Poem, "Church Organ," Banner, p. 1556 --- (Dec. 23, 1955)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Play (unpublished), "Colloquy on Affliction" --- [ca. 1957]Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Article, "Toward a Distinctive Curriculum for Christian Education," Reformed Journal, vol. 36, pp. 21-24 --- (Sept. 1957)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Article, "The Function of the Christian School."  Christian Home and School, vol. 36, pp. 16-18, 25 --- (Feb. 1958)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Monograph, "Handbook for Headhunters" --- [1958, reprint 1988]; [ca. 1965]Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Book Reviews --- 1958-1981Add to your cart.
Item 1: "John Dewey's Thought and Its Implications for Christian Education," Reformed Journal, vol. 8 , pp. 22-24 --- (June 1958)Add to your cart.
Item 2: "Jeffersonianism and the American Novel," Educational Forum, p. 363 --- March 1968Add to your cart.
Item 3: "Teaching the Universe of Discourse," Educational Forum, pp. 421-422 --- March 1970Add to your cart.
Item 4: "Teacher Unions and Associations: A Comparative Study," Educational Forum,  pp. 275-276 --- January 1971Add to your cart.
Item 5: "Education: A Beginning," Educational Forum, pp. 554-555 [film review] --- May 1972Add to your cart.
Item 6: "Paper Moon," Reformed Journal, vol. 23, pp. 20-21 --- (September 1973)Add to your cart.
Item 7: "Thy Liberty in Law," Foundations, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 282-284 --- (July-September 1979)Add to your cart.
Item 8: "Christian Religious Education," Reformed Journal, vol. 31, pp. 26-27 --- (April 1981)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Article, "Democracy and Democratic Values," Educational Theory, pp. 156-164 --- July 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Doctoral Dissertation, "The Method of Consensus and Its Social and Educational Applications" --- 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Pamphlet, The Roots of the Calvinistic Day School Movement --- 1963Add to your cart.
[HERH LC586.C6 O6]
Item 2: Articles, "The Roots of the Calvinistic Day School Movement," Reformed Journal, vol. 8 --- (September, 1958; November, 1958; January 1959) msg. Dec. 1958, part IIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Article, "Children in Church: a Dilemma." Reformed Journal, vol. 13, pp. 9-11 --- (Oct. 1963)Add to your cart.
Folder 12Add to your cart.
Item 1: Article, "Organizing Literature by Theme: a Defense," Christian Educators Journal, vol. 5, pp. 22-26 --- (April 1966)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Editorial, "Hear, See, Speak No Evil," Christian Educators Journal, vol. 5 , p. 3 --- (April 1966)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Article, "Religion and Public Education: an Emerging Quandary," Educational Forum, pp. 323-331 --- March 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Article, "Teaching to Change Lives," The Banner, vol. 103 , pp. 14-15 --- (September 27, 1968)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Article, "Discovery Method in Language Arts: A Defense," Christian Educators Journal, vol. 8, pp. 22-26 --- (May 1969)Add to your cart.
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Item 1: Article, "Parochialism in Christian Schools: Its Perils," Reformed Journal, vol. 20, pp 12-14; --- (September 1970)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Editorial, "From Me to Thee:  Parochialism: Its Perils," Christian Educator's Journal, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 3-4, 8 --- (January 1971)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Readings for Education 304, "Bi-polar Tension in Christian Education" --- 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 18Add to your cart.
Item 1: Article, "The School System and the Bible," Christian Educators Journal, vol. 10, pp. 9-10 --- (April 1971)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Article, "Needed: An Educational Creed," Christian Educators Journal, vol. 10, pp.11-14 --- (April 1971)Add to your cart.
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Item 1: Editorial, "Teacher Turnover, " Christian Educators Journal, vol. 11, no. 2, p. 4; --- (January 1972)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Editorial, "Teacher Tenure and Turnover," Christian Educators Journal, vol. 11, p. 3 --- (March 1972)Add to your cart.
Item 3: Editorial, "Of Making Teaching Materials," The Christian Educators Journal, vol. 11, p. 3 --- (March 1972)Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Article, "Christian Textbooks? Yes!" Christian Educators Journal, vol. 11,pp. 6-9 --- (April 1972)Add to your cart.
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Item 1: Editorial, "Memo to Manuscript Makers," Christian Educators Journal, vol. 11, pp. 3-4 --- (May 1972)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Editorial, "God's Grading System," Christian Educators Journal, vol. 12, pp. 3-4 --- (November 1972)Add to your cart.
Item 3: Editorial, "The Classroom: Isolation Ward or Immunization Center? " Christian Educators Journal, vol. 12, pp. 3-4 --- (January 1973)Add to your cart.
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Item 1: Editorial, "Making the Affective Effective," Christian Educators Journal, vol. 12, p. 4 --- (March 1973)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Editorial, "Pedagogue Polder's Problem," Christian Educators Journal, vol. 12, p. 4 --- (May 1973)Add to your cart.
Item 3: Editorial, "Standing in Students' Shoes," Christian Educators Journal, vol. 14, p. 3 --- (January 1974)Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Article, "Calvin's Core Curriculum," Dialogue, pp. 19-20 --- Jan-75Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Article, "Lamentable Lethargy Over Litigation," Christian Teacher, January/February, pp. 16-17; also appeared in Christian Educators Journal, vol. 15, no. 1 (Nov. 1975), pp. 4-5Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Readings for Education 304, "Alternative Perspectives in Christian Education" --- 1976Add to your cart.

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