The writer's main purpose in this book is to arouse interest on the reader's part in an extraordinary personality. Michael Sadler was a Comparative Educator of the first order because his pioneering studies of educational systems went beyond what met the eye alone in national educational organisations. He wanted to know the impalpable forces that lay behind educational institutions in order to be fair to and discriminating in criticising or praising them. His countless works reflect this quest. This book sheds light on an important figure in education.