Maarten Simons is Professor at the Centre for Philosophy of Education, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. His research interests include educational policy, political and social philosophy and educational theory, with a specific focus on new modes of governance, globalisation/Europeanization and the public role of (higher) education and teachers. His recent publications include The Learning Society from the Perspective of Governmentality (ed., Blackwell, 2007) and Re-reading Education Policies: Studying the Policy Agenda of the 21st Century (ed., 2009).
Jan Masschelein is Professor for Philosophy of Education at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. His primary areas of scholarship are educational theory, social and political philosophy, and critical theory. His research currently focuses on the 'public' role of education (both secondary and higher education) in the age of networks and on 'mapping' and 'walking' as critical research practices. His recent publications include The Learning Society from the Perspective of Governmentality (ed., Blackwell, 2007).