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John Goodlad

John Goodlad is perhaps the world's most well-known advocate for educational renewal. Goodlad, along with Kenneth Sirotnik, created the Moral Dimensions of Teaching (summarized below)

Enculturating the young in a social and political democracy
Foster in the nation’s young the skills, dispositions, and knowledge necessary for effective participation in a social and political democracy

Providing access to knowledge for all children and youth
Ensure that the young have access to those understandings and skills required for satisfying and responsible lives

Practicing a nurturing pedagogy (the art and science of teaching)
Develop educators who nurture the learning and well-being of every student

Ensuring responsible stewardship of schools
Ensure educators’ competence in and commitment to serving as stewards of schools

Sirotnik, K. A. (2001). Renewing schools & teacher education: An odyssey in educational change. Washington, D. C.: AACTE Publication, p. 28. Program folder. Institute for Educational Inquiry, Seattle, WA., April, 2003.

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