The Authors: John Smyth is Emeritus Professor of Education at Flinders University of South Australia. He was Founding Director
of the Flinders Institute for the Study of Teaching, Associate Dean of Research, and a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar.
He holds positions in Australia as Research Professor at Edith Cowan University; Adjunct Professor at Charles Darwin University;
Professorial Fellow at the University of Ballarat; and Visiting Professor, University of Waikato and Massey University in
New Zealand. He is the author and editor of many books, including, most recently, Critical Politics of Teachers’ Work:
An Australian Perspective (Peter Lang, 2001). Research for the current book was undertaken in his capacity at Flinders
and Edith Cowan universities.
Robert Hattam is a faculty member at University of South Australia and Research Manager
of the Flinders Institute for the Study of Teaching. He is a co-author of Teachers’ Work in a Globalising Economy (2000),
and Schooling for a Fair Go (1998).