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The University of Toledo Archives
Manuscript Collection

 

Finding Aid

William Wiersma Papers, 1963 to 1987

UM-56

Size: .5 linear feet


Provenance: William Wiersma Papers, 1963 to 1987

Access: Open

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Processing Note:

Condition: Good

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by: Barbara Floyd, August 6th, 1987

Historical/Biographical Sketch

Dr. William Wiersma, Jr. was born in Wisconsin on June 22nd, 1931. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Wisconsin State University in 1953. Then, he earned his master’s in 1957 and his Ph.D. in 1962 from the University of Wisconsin. Before joining the staff of UT in 1963, he had served as an instructor at the University of Wisconsin and taught high school in Milwaukee.

Dr. Wiersma was a professor of education in the University of Toledo’s College of Education and director of the College’s center for Educational Research and Services. Starting in 1967, he served as a member of the project staff of a consortium of Ohio Universities which has developed, testes, and will implement a multiphase elementary teacher education program. The consortium is based at UT and is directed by Dean George E. Hickerson who heads the University’s College of Education. Dr. Wiersma was a part of UTs faculty for 24 years before retiring. In 1979, he was named Outstanding Professor and gained the title of professor emeritus.

He was a member of the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National Council for Measurement in Education. Dr. Wiersma is listed in the 11th edition of “American Men in Science”, the 1970 edition of “Outstanding Educators of America”, and a new edition of “Leaders in Education”.

On April 25, 2014, Dr. William Wiersma Jr. died at the age of 83.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains material from Dr. William Wiersma, the professor of Education and director of the Center for Educational Research and Services from 1963-1987. Most of the collection consists of printed reports written by Wiersma and published by the Center for Educational Research and Services concerning aspects of the competency-based teacher education program.

  

Folder List

Box

Folder

Item Description

1

1

Center for Educational Research and Services, Misc. 1963-1987

1

2

Diagnostic-Prescriptive Teaching: The Conceptualization and Rational of Appropriate Models

1

3

Establishment of a Study Council for Research and Evaluation in Teacher Education in OH, 1978

1

4

Establishment for Effective Decision-Making

1

5

Evaluation of 1970 Summer Institute for Secondary School Teachers of Science and Math Programs, 1971

1

6

Identification of Generic Concepts of Effective Teaching and Related to OH Standards, 1980

1

7

Multi-Faceted Analysis of Mathematical Understandings of Elementary School Teachers 1973

1

8

Proposal for Resource Personnel Workshop for Developing Math Processes, 1972

1

9

Proposal to Develop Education Specifications for a Comprehensive Teacher Evaluation Program 1968

1

10

Second Stage Teacher Center and CBTE Development and Implementation, 1974-1975

1

11

Student Teachers in the Multi-Unit School, 1973

1

12

Teaching English Grammar with the Aid of the Syntax-o-Matic Device 1967

1

13

Training Competency-Based Instructional Personnel, 1970

1

14

Utilization of Data to Determine Strategies for Teachers of Handicapped Students, 1983-1986

 

 

Last Updated: 6/9/16