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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: U-matic video tape, "Dialogue with Broudy" --- 1986Add to your cart.
Item 1: U-matic video tape, "Dialogue with Broudy" --- 1986Add to your cart.
Item 2: VHS, "Broudy Lesson on 'Only'," January Interim --- 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 2: U-matic video tape, "Dialogue with Dewey" --- 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Reel to reel tape, "Teacher Training Workshop" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Subject file, Proposal C – parochiaid; education; government; court cases --- 1970-1971Add to your cart.

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