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KNOXVILLE, Tenn.– Dr. John Goodlad, nationally known educator and author, will speak at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville April 8.

 Goodlad, whose most recent book argues that education is an inalienable right, will deliver the annual Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center Auditorium. The lecture is open to the public.

 In his 1997 book, “In Praise of Education,” Goodlad says every citizen in a democracy should be assured of a quality education. Goodlad is co-director of the University of Washington’s Center for Educational Renewal and president of the independent Institute of Educational Inquiry in Seattle.

Goodlad, who is also an emeritus professor at the University of Washington, has written or edited more than 30 books. His 1984 book, “A Place Called School,” won several outstanding book awards.


 Contact: Dr. Lynn Cagle (423-974-6638)