Nicola Rollock is a researcher at the Institute of Education, University of London. Her research interests include race equality and wider issues around social justice, education and the criminal justice system. ï¿½David Gillborn is Professor of Critical Race Studies in Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. Recently described as ï¿½one of Britainï¿½s leading race theoristsï¿½, David has twice been recipient of the UKï¿½s most prestigious education research award, the Society for Educational Studies (SES) prize for outstanding education book of the year; for his books ï¿½ Racism and Education: coincidence or conspiracy?ï¿½ and ï¿½Rationing Educationï¿½ (co-authored with Deborah Youdell).Stephen J Ball is Karl Mannheim Professor of the Sociology of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. His work is in ï¿½policy sociologyï¿½ and he has conducted a series of ESRC funded studies which focus on issues of social class and policy.Carol Vincent is a Professor at the Institute of Education, University of London. She has written and published extensively on the themes of social class and parentsï¿½ interactions with the education system, parenting, especially mothering, the operation of markets in education, and education policy.
Gloria Ladson-Billings was a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked for a decade as a teacher and administrator in the Philadelphia Public Schools. She is the author of The Dreamkeepers (Jossey-Bass, 1997).