Jeroen J.H. Dekker is Full Professor of History and Theory of Education, and Head of the Department of Education, at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. A former President of the International Association for the History of Education, he is co-Editor-in-Chief of Paedagogica Historica, corresponding member of the Editorial Board of History of Education, member of the Editorial Committee of Groningen Studies in Cultural Change, Member of the Editorial Board of Pedagogiek, Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal Historia y Memoria de la Educacion, member of the Editorial Board of Pedagogiek,ã and member of the scientific committee of Annali di storia dell'Educazione e delle Istituzioni Educative. He is also a member of the Leuven Research Community on Philosophy and History of the Discipline of Education, uniting main centers of research in Philosophy and History of Education in Europe and the USA. His publications deal with the social and cultural history of education, childhood and parenting.
Frank Simon is Professor Emeritus at Ghent University, Belgium. His research deals with pre-school and primary education in Belgium (education policy, teacher unions, the teaching profession), educationalization processes, everyday educational practice, classroom and curriculum history, education and cultural heritage, and Progressive Education (especially the biography of Ovide Decroly). He is a member of the advisory board of Sarmiento: Anuario Galego de Historia da Educacion, Revista Brasileira de Historia da Educacao, Revista Historia Caribe, Cadernos de Historia da Educacao, Revista Mexicana de Historia de la Educacion, Historia y Memoria de la Educacion, and Historia de la educacion. Anuario. He was editor-in-chief of Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education from 1992-2007, a member of the editorial board of History of Education Quarterly from 2000-2002, and treasurer (2001-2006) and chairperson of the International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE), 2006-2009.
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