John Goodlad

John Goodlad is president of the Institute for Educational Inquiry in Seattle. He has held professorships at Emory University, the University of Chicago, UCLA (where he served as dean of the Graduate School of Education from 1967-1983), and the University of Washington.

He has authored, co-authored, or edited over three dozen books, has written chapters and papers for more than one hundred other books and yearbooks, and has had more than two hundred articles published in professional journals and encyclopedias. Many people credit Dr. Goodlad's book A Place Called School (which received the Outstanding Book of the Year Award from AERA and the Distinguished Book of the Year award from Kappa Delta Pi) with launching the first national dialogue and research efforts on school improvement. Goodlad was the recipient of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education (1999), the James Bryant Conant Award from the Education Commission of the States (2000), the first Brock International Prize in Education (2002), the New York Academy of Public Education Medal (2003), the American Education Award from the American Association of School Administrators (2004), the John Dewey Society Outstanding Achievement Award (2009), and the Horace Mann League Outstanding Friend of Public Education Award (2009).

John's publications include Education and the Making of a Democratic People.