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David Powell Weikart

David Powell Weikart, American educational research foundation administrator. Certified school psychologist, Michigan. Recipient Lela Rowland award National Mental Health Association, Washington, 1987. Member, National Commission on Children, 1990-1993. 1st lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1953-1955. Member National Association for Education of Young Children (Lifetime Achievement award 1999).

Background

  • Weikart, David Powell was born on August 26, 1931 in Youngstown, Ohio, United States. Son of Hubert James and Catherine (Powell) Weikart.

  • Education

    • AB, Oberlin College, 1953. Doctor of Science (honorary), Oberlin College, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1966.

    Career

    • Director special services Ypsilanti (Michigan) Public Schools, 1957-1970. President High Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, 1970-2000, president emeritus, 2001—2003. Director High Scope Institute, 1991, Netherlands, 1995, Ireland, 1999, United Kingdom.

    Major achievements

    • Certified school psychologist, Michigan.

    Works

    • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, 4th edition
    • Now in its fourth edition, this comprehensive, best-selling methodology resource gives both prospective and experienced ESL/ELT teachers the theoretical background and practical applications they need to decide which approaches, materials, and resources can and should be used in their classrooms.

    Membership

    Member, National Commission on Children, 1990-1993. 1st lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1953-1955. Member National Association for Education of Young Children (Lifetime Achievement award 1999).

    Personality

    Interests

    Camping.

    Connections

    • Married Phyllis Saxton, August 24, 1957. Children: Cynthia, Catherine, Jennifer, Gretchen.
    • father: Hubert James Weikart
    • mother: Catherine (Powell) Weikart
    • spouse: Phyllis Saxton
    • children: Cynthia Weikart
    • Catherine Weikart
    • Jennifer Weikart
    • Gretchen Weikart
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    Born August 26, 1931
    Died December 9, 2003
    (aged 72)
    Nationality
    • 1953
      Oberlin College
    • 1992
      Oberlin College
    • 1966
      University Michigan
    • 1957 - 1970
      Director, special services Ypsilanti (Michigan) Public Schools
    • 1970
      president, High Scope Educational Research Foundation
      Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States

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