John I. Goodlad

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2002 Laureate

President, Institute for Educational Inquiry and Founder, Center for Educational Renewal, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

For much of his career, Goodlad has been involved in an array of educational reform programs and projects and has engaged in large-scale studies of educational change, schooling, and teacher education. Most recently, he has inquired into the mission of education in a democratic society to which such renewal must be delivered. In his book, In Praise of Education, he argues that education is an inalienable right in a democratic society, and advances the view that the purpose of education is to develop individual and collective democratic character.

Nominated by:  Michael P. Wolfe

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