I would especially like to thank Rachel Stuckey, the developmental editor for this book, who has gently, but effectively, whipped this book into shape. I would also like to thank the reviewers of the manuscript, whose valuable feedback and suggestions were incorporated into the text in many instances:
Anthony Campeau, Nipissing University
Gleema Nambiar, University of Regina
C. Paul Olson, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Jorge Sousa, University of Alberta
Conversations with two outstanding undergraduate students—Anne Pedersen and Sean DeZilva—were also very important in the earlier stages of conceptualizing the framework of this book.
I want to thank my former MEd student Jaime Wegner-Lohin for her suggestions around the topic of children in care—something is often overlooked in broader discussions around education.
I would also like to thank Paul Anisef, my colleague and mentor, for giving me the opportunity to work with him on such enjoyable education projects and to learn from his wealth of knowledge.
The support of my partner, Jason McKay, and my mother, Dorothy Robson, was incredibly important in making this book possible to work on during the very long process from start to finish.
And finally, my undergraduate and graduate students in the sociology program at York University—too numerous to name—continue to be a great source of inspiration for me, keeping me motivated to find innovative ways to present materials so that they may have the most possible relevance to their own lived experiences.