About the Author
Mary Renck Jalongo has worked for Springer as the editor-in-chief of a bi-monthly journal since 1995 and as senior editor for a book series since 2006. She is the author, co-author, or editor of over 30 books with various publishers including Jossey-Bass, Teachers College Press, Allyn & Bacon, McGraw-Hill, and Pearson. In 2015, she earned emeritus status from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she was a professor for 38 years and was honored as the outstanding university professor in 1992. For over twenty years, she taught a doctoral course on writing for professional publication. In addition, she has conducted numerous international and national conference sessions on writing for publication and served as a professional development consultant for Phi Delta Kappa International on the topic of scholarly writing. Mary Renck Jalongo also served for several years on an editorial board for The Rockefeller Foundation and the Association for Childhood Education International. Six of her published journal articles have earned national recognition for excellence in scholarly writing. She now works full time as an author and editor.
Olivia N. Saracho is a professor of education in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership at the University of Maryland. She is editor of the Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Education series (Information Age). Two recent volumes in this series are Handbook of research methods in early childhood education: Research methodologies (Volume I) and Handbook of research methods in early childhood education: Review of research methodologies (Volume II). In addition, she co-edited the Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children (Routledge/Taylor & Francis). She has conducted research and written numerous articles in several areas. She has published several books and worked with different publishers including Routledge/Taylor and Francis, Lawrence Erlbaum, Wadsworth, Information Age Publishing, State University of New York Press, Teachers College, Allyn and Bacon, and Pearson.