Willem Van Groenou

Professor Emeritus

Department of Sociology & Social Services

(510) 885-3919
MI 3103
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My research interests and publications concerned values of textile workers in industry and craft communities in India; change in craft communities in India; worldviews of graduating seniors in schools founded by J. Krishnamurti and in various other private schools in India; education in relation to religion and politics; education for compassion in private Indian schools; preparation for politics in private Indian schools; theoretical aspects of contemplative and social education; phenomenological study of conflicts with ourselves.

Current research is focused on the phenomenological foundations of the social sciences.


  • M.Econ, 1957, Netherlands School of Economics
  • Ph.D., 1971, Sociology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Champaign
  • Faculty at CSUEB since 1970


Not teaching this quarter.

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