John I. Goodlad

May 12, 2004 1 min read
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Position: Professor emeritus, college of education, University of Washington; president, Institute for Educational Inquiry, Seattle

Age: 83

Education: Teaching certificate, Vancouver (Canada) Normal School, 1939; bachelor’s degree, University of British Columbia, 1945 (via correspondence courses); master’s degree, University of British Columbia, 1946 (via correspondence courses); Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1949

Career: Surrey Schools, British Columbia, teacher and principal, 1939-43; British Columbia Industrial School for (Delinquent) Boys, director of education, 1943-46; Atlanta Area Teacher Education Service, consultant in curriculum, 1947-49; Emory University, associate professor, professor, director of the division of teacher education, and director of Agnes Scott College-Emory University teacher education program, 1949-56; University of Chicago, professor and director of the center for teacher education, 1956-60; University of California, Los Angeles, director of the Corinne A. Seeds University Elementary School, professor, dean of the graduate school of education, director of the Laboratory in School and Community Education, 1960-85

Selected Publications:The Nongraded Elementary School, 1959, rerelease of 1963 edition in 1987, Teachers College Press; A Place Called School, 1985, 20th-anniversary edition, 2004, McGraw-Hill Co.; Teachers for Our Nation’s Schools, 1990, Jossey- Bass; In Praise of Education, 1997, Teachers College Press; Education for Everyone: Agenda for Education in aDemocracy (co- author), 2004, Jossey-Bass; Romances With Schools: A Life of Education, 2004, McGraw-Hill Co.

Personal: Married to Evalene M. Pearson; one son and one daughter

A version of this article appeared in the May 12, 2004 edition of Education Week as John I. Goodlad


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