Alison Jones is a professor of education at the University of Auckland. She has worked with Maori scholars and students in the field of education for twenty-five years and has a fascination with the complexities of Maori-Pakeha educational relationships. Kuni Jenkins is a professor with Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi where she teaches and conducts research. She has had a long-term interest in literacy, and her PhD involved archival study of early Maori written documents and the relationships between Maori and Pakeha. Both authors have written a number of books in the area of sociology of education and Maori education.