John I. Goodlad was born in Canada and educated in that country to the level of the master’s degree. He holds a Ph. D. from the University of Chicago and honorary doctorates from twenty colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. He has taught at all grade levels and in a variety of institutions, including a one-room rural school in Canada. He has held professorships and administrative positions at Agnes Scott College and Emory University in Georgia, the University of Chicago, and the University of California at Los Angeles. Currently, he is professor emeritus of education at the University of Washington and president of the independent Institute for Educational Inquiry in Seattle.