Goodlad Institute for Educational Renewal


Institute for Educational Inquiry

The Goodlad Institute grows out of and assumes responsibility for continuing more than two decades of work by the Institute for Educational Inquiry (IEI). Established and led by Dr. John Goodlad, the IEI long ago articulated an enduring mission for public education in a democracy. It has successfully pursued that agenda through an integrated strategy of coordinated local demonstrations, critical inquiry, leadership development, and professional communications.

National Network for Educational Renewal  

Based on the belief that educational excellence depends on ongoing local renewal, Dr. Goodlad established the National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER) in 1986 to contribute collegial support and national visibility to the simultaneous renewal of P-12 schools and the education of educators. The NNER has since grown to include 25 partnerships across North America, each connecting local P-12 schools with colleges of education and colleges of arts and sciences.

The Goodlad Institute continues the broad research program of the IEI and work collaboratively with the NNER on projects of national significance. It focuses its efforts on how PK-12 schools and universities can better realize the public democratic purposes of education, and promotes research, professional training and service.