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John Lester De Beer Collection

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John Lester De Beer Collection, 1931-1975 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: John Lester De Beer Collection, 1931-1975Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/472

Primary Creator: De Beer, John Lester (1910-1995)

Extent: 4.25 Cubic Feet. More info below.

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Abstract

Professor of education at Calvin College. The collection includes pamphlets, papers, workshop materials, articles, course materials, lectures, teacher resource materials, exams, and information on education organizations.

Biographical Note

John Lester De Beer was born on September 1, 1910 in Jenison, Michigan. De Beer decided to pursue a career in education so he enrolled at Montclair State Teachers College in New Jersey. He graduated with his bachelor's degree in 1932. From 1932 to 1948. De Beer began his career as a teacher and principal. He taught all levels from elementary to high school students. In 1936 he earned his master's degree from Columbia University and Teachers College. From 1940 to 1942 he also worked part-time as an assistant professor at New Jersey State Teacher College in Paterson, and as a part-time associate professor at the New Jersey State Teacher College in Newark from 1942-48.

In 1948 De Beer accepted a faculty position at Calvin College. He became an instructor in the elementary education program in their education department. Once he earned his Ph.D. in education from Columbia University, he became an associate professor at Calvin College. He soon became the Dean of Students, serving from 1952-54. He became a full professor in the education department in 1956. After 29 years at Calvin, he retired in 1977. During his career at Calvin, he was not only greatly involved with the education department, but also in the Audio-Visual Department, which he helped developed near the beginning of his career at Calvin. Despite retiring, De Beer continued to volunteer in the college's Audio-Visual department for another 18 years.

During the course of his career, De Beer was involved in numerous committees both on local and state levels. He served as a council member of the New Jersey Education Association, Planning Committee of the Grand Rapids Public Schools, and the Oakdale Christian School, and the State of Michigan Advisory Committee on Teacher Education. He even served as a consultant to the National Union of Christian School and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. He also contributed to the denomination as an elder, Sunday School Teacher, and on the Synodical Committee on Sunday School material.

De Beer wrote numerous articles for education journals and magazines. He even found time to publish a number of books, manuals, and monographs on various subjects, including education philosophy and audio-visual education. At the age of 84, John L. De Beer passed away due to a brief illness. He was married to Anne Heyns, and together they had 2 daughters.


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Series 1: InventoryAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence --- 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Paper, "Religion and the Public School" --- 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 3: PapersAdd to your cart.
Item 1: “Means of Overcoming the Criticisms and Failures of the Junior High School” --- 1935Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Some means of preventing failure” --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Paper, "Plan of Work for Organizing a High School Opening" --- 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Paper, "The Principle and the Public Relations of His School" --- 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Paper, "How can Reports to Parents and Students Be Made to Serve the Purpose of the Junior High School?" --- 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Paper, "Toward a More Abundant Interest" --- 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Paper, "The Predictability of the Intelligence Quotient in the High School Classroom" --- 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Paper, "The Guidance Function and Age-grade Placement in the Elementary Schools" --- 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Paper, "Facts and Information Pre-requisite to Education Leadership" --- 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Paper, "Building a Program for the Education of Teachers at Calvin College" --- 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Paper, "New Insights for Old" --- 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Paper, "An Overview of Christian Education" (for William Spoelhof) --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Pamphlet, A Manual of Audio-visual Education for Christian School Teachers [HERH LB1043.D4] --- 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Pamphlet, Toward a Philosophy of Christian Education [HERH LC368.D4] --- 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Resource material - Student Failure --- 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Course material - Educational Administration Course --- 1934, 1935, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Resource material - The Teaching of Controversial Issues --- 1937, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Resource material - Guidance/ Career Choice --- 1938-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Resource material - Parents as Teachers --- 1939-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Resource material - School Public Relations --- 1945, 1959, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Resource material - Kindergarten Curriculum --- 1946-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Resource material - Student Measurement --- 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Resource material - The Beginning Teacher --- 1950-1960Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Resource material - Teacher Evaluation --- 1953-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Resource material and Paper on Intelligence Testing --- 1954-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Course material - Principles of Teaching --- 1956-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Resource material - Child Growth and Development --- 1956-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Resource material - Evaluation of Public Schools --- 1957-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Course material - Course on Ethics for Teachers --- 1959-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Material on Christian Leadership Series --- 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Tests for Education 307 Course --- 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Resource material - Individualized Instruction --- 1962, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Resource material - Aptitude Testing --- 1963-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Material for Education Psychology Courses --- 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Course material - Education Administration Course --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Student Classroom Observation Material --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Material for Creston CRC Sunday School Institute --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Material on Social Studies Courses --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Resource material - Marking/ Grading --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Resource material - A-typical Child --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Resource material - Classroom Discipline --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Resource material - Growth and DevelopmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Resource material - Intelligence Measurement --- 1935-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Resource material - How to StudyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Resource material - Methods of Teaching --- 1935-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Resource material - Drill and ReviewAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Resource material - Purpose/Aims of TeachingAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Resource material - Report CardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Resource material - Reporting GradesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Resource material - Reporting to ParentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Resource material - Testing --- 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Resource material - Administration --- 1945-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Resource material - Public Relations --- 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Resource material - Classification of StudentsAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Resource material - Test Service Bulletins --- 1948-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Resource material - Teacher's Handbook --- 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Resource material - Teacher Shortage and Recruitment --- 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Resource material - Teacher Certification --- 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Resource material - Teacher Education --- 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Resource material - Parent Teacher Associations --- 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Resource material - KindergartensAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Resource material - Social StudiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Resource material - Teaching Sunday school --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Resource material - Student RecordsAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Resource material - Student Case StudiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Resource material - Remedial ReadingAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Resource material - Religion in Public Education --- 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Resource material - Guidance --- 1935-1955Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Resource material - School Facilities --- 1950s-1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Resource material - Teacher Salaries --- 1950s-1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Resource material - School Organization --- 1950s-1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Resource material - Faculty Meetings --- 1935-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Resource material - MotivationAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Resource material - Using the Question in EducationAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Resource material - The Homeroom --- 1930-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Resource material - Class Schedule MakingAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Resource material - Curriculum PlanningAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Resource material - In-service EducationAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Resource material - Teaching Loads/ AssignmentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Resource material - Textbook SelectionAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Resource material - Definition of EducationAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Resource material - Teacher Welfare (Benefits)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Resource material - Appointment/ Selection of TeachersAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: National Union of Christian Schools (NUCS) Administrators' - Teachers' Handbook --- 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 2: NUCS Board Members' Handbook --- 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Exams - Columbia University --- 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Course testsAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Collection of playsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Henry Hudson by Henry Fisk Carlton --- 1932Add to your cart.
Item 2: The Landing of the Pilgrims by Henry Fisk Carlton --- 1932Add to your cart.
Item 3: A Spy for General Washington by Henry Fisk Carlton --- 1932Add to your cart.
Item 4: Twenty Pounds Reward, A Story of Ethan Allen by Henry Fisk Carlton --- 1932Add to your cart.
Item 5: The Story of Nathan Hale by Henry Fisk Carlton --- 1932Add to your cart.
Item 6: The Pig That Gave Us a Two-House Congress by Henry Fisk Carlton --- 1932Add to your cart.
Item 7: The Story of Major John Andre Part 1 by Henry Fisk Carlton --- 1932Add to your cart.
Item 8: The Story of Major John Andre Part 2 by Henry Fisk Carlton --- 1932Add to your cart.
Item 9: The Tree that Saved Connecticut by Henry Fisk Carlton --- 1932Add to your cart.
Item 10: Fraunces Tavern by Henry Russell Drowne --- 1932Add to your cart.
Item 11: Radio Script of Abraham Lincoln --- February 1940Add to your cart.
Item 12: "The First Thanksgiving Day"Add to your cart.
Item 13: "Ann Rutledge"Add to your cart.
Item 14: "The Anybody Family on Sunday Morning"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Curriculum material --- 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Teacher aide program materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Course outlinesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Sixth Grade Student Stockholder Project --- 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 6: History course materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Pre-Columbian History course materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: History course material on Exploration and ColonizationAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: History course material on The American RevolutionAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: History course material on The ConstitutionAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: History course material for America --- 1790-1860Add to your cart.
Folder 12: History course material for America --- 1860-1890Add to your cart.
Folder 13: History course material for The Civil WarAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: History course material for Twentieth Century AmericaAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Course material for Education Psychology Course, Ed. 301Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Book Royalty statements --- 1954-1961Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Course material for Intro to Teaching Course, Ed. 303Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Resource material - Teachers EthicsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Resource material - Classroom DisciplineAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Resource material - Making TestsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Resource material - Child DevelopmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Material for Educational Psychology CourseAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Christian School Administrators Workshop --- 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 8: History of Education materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Resource material - "How to Study"Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Pamphlet, How Things Work compiled by J. L. DeBeer --- 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Paper, "International Government" --- 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Resource material - Junior CollegesAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Resource material - Junior High School ConceptAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: "Principles and Philosophy of Education," by J. L. DeBeer --- 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Papers/articles on the Philosophy of EducationAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Book review of Christian Education in a Democracy by Frank E. GaebeleinAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Paper, "An Overview of Christian Education" by J. L. DeBeerAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Papers by Cornelius Jaarsma on the Philosophy of Christian EducationAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Paper on Philosophy of Education, "On the Reason for an Independent System of Education"Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Paper on the Philosophy of Education, "The Two Extremes" by Helen HeylAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Pamphlets re: Philosophy of EducationAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Pedagogical Institute Lectures, by Dr. J. Waterink --- 1954Add to your cart.
Item 2: Democracy and Education in the Current Crisis --- August 1940Add to your cart.
Item 3: A Liberal Education, by Theodore O. YntemaAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Philosophy and Objectives 1940 EditionAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Christian Philosophy, by C. Van TilAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Should Education Indoctrinate? by Thomas H. BriggsAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Materials re: Philosophy of Christian EducationAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Towards Better Understanding by Henry StobAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Philosophy of Christian Education Notes on talk by H. StobAdd to your cart.
Item 3: How Good are Your Schools? by Wilbur A. YauchAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Who Wants Progressive Education? by Albert LyndAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Clippings re: education --- 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Paper on the Philosophy of Christian Education, "Formal Discipline in Liberal Education"Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Lectures on Christian education --- March 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Recommendation on Education Policy by Philosophy Department --- October 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Pamphlet, Toward a Theology of Education by N. H. Beversluis --- 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 28: "Statement of Academic Needs," Grand Rapids Christian High SchoolAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Resource material, multi-media manualAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Proceedings of Christian School Administrators Workshop --- 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 3: History of Christian Schools in AmericaAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Term papers for Education Course at Columbia UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Paper, "Methods of Teaching English"Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Resource material on the psychology of audio visual aidsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Resource material for the Christian School Administrators' Workshop --- 1962Add to your cart.
Series 2: AddendumAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Travel Journal --- 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Paper, "A Program for the Master's Degree in the Administration of the Elementary School at Calvin College" --- 1951Add to your cart.

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