Robert V. Farrell holds a Ph.D. in Education and Latin American Studies from the Graduate Faculties of Columbia University, USA, and is a founding faculty member of Florida International University (FIU), USA. He currently teaches undergraduate and graduate social foundations of education courses in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education at FIU. He has been chair of several departments and a division during his tenure in the College of Education and has directed several international and domestic programs. He has published in the Journal of Teacher Education, Contemporary Education, and the Negro Educational Review, among others, and has several chapters in edited books. In recent years, his research has been influenced by his graduate work towards a Masters Degree in the field of Environmental Studies. His recent book, What Teachers Need to Know About Their Environment but are Seldom Told (2000) is a result of this new area of interest.
George Papagiannis holds a Ph.D. in International Development Education Studies (Stanford, USA, 1976). Currently, he is the Chair of the International/Intercultural Development Education Program, College of Education, Florida State University, USA. He has published in Review of Educational Research, Comparative Education Review, Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Prospects, and other journals; has co-authored a book, Nonformal Education and National Development: A Critical Assessment of Educational Policy, Research and Practice; has numerous chapters in edited books; and has served as an international consultant to the Ford Foundation, the Aga Khan Foundation, UNDP, USAID, World Education, the World Bank, the Royal Thai Ministry of Education, and various US education organizations