Launched in 2008, the Goodlad Institute for Educational Renewal was chartered as a University-wide program and administered by UW Bothell within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Beginning in 2018, the Institute discontinued the tri-campus partnership and is now solely dedicated to work at UW Bothell. The Institute is located on the UW Bothell campus in Husky Hall and provides work and meeting space for the Institute’s principal investigators, project personnel, and graduate students. Dr. Thomas Bellamy served as the founding director of the Goodlad Institute through December 2018 and transferred the directorship to
Dr. Carrie Tzou, effective January 2019. Kellie Holden serves as the Institute Administrator.
The Goodlad Institute for Educational Renewal honors the remarkable seventy-year career of John Goodlad and structures a collaborative framework within which his work can continue. Perhaps best known for celebrating the central importance of education in a social and political democracy, Dr. Goodlad was equally concerned with practical implementation, showing how actual school
practices fall short of democratic ideals and then recommending how those gaps might be bridged.
The Goodlad Institute has grown out of over two decades of work by Dr. John Goodlad’s Institute for Educational Inquiry (IEI). The IEI articulated an enduring vision of the mission of public education in a democracy and successfully pursued that agenda through an integrated strategy of coordinated local demonstrations, critical inquiry, leadership development, and professional communications.
By developing examples, ideas, leaders, and networks that highlight the public democratic purposes of education, the Goodlad Institute aims to energize a new national conversation about what high-quality education means in a democracy and how to achieve it.