John I. Goodlad will resign on June 30 as dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California at Los Angeles.
University officials say a successor to Mr. Goodlad, who in recent years has directed a widely cited study of American schooling, will be named within several weeks.
They say no one has been offered the job yet. Speculation within the profession had focused on Charles E. Bidwell, chairman of the department of education at the University of Chicago, as the leading candidate to succeed Mr. Goodlad, who has held the position since 1967. However, Mr. Bidwell last week said he had removed his name from consideration.