Cultural Education - Cultural Sustainability

Cultural Education - Cultural Sustainability
Minority, Diaspora, Indigenous and Ethno-Religious Groups in Multicultural Societies

by Zvi Bekerman,Ezra Kopelowitz

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2008-02-06
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1135598797
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume is a path-breaking contribution to the study of efforts of diaspora, indigenous, and minority groups, broadly defined, to use education (formal and informal) to sustain cultural continuity while grappling with the influences and demands of wider globalizing, nationalizing, or other homogenizing and assimilatory forces. Particular attention is given to groups that use educational elements other than second-language teaching alone in programs to sustain their particular cultural traditions. The focus of the book on cultural sustainability changes the nature of questions posed in multicultural education from those that address the opening of boundaries to issues of preserving boundaries in an open yet sustainable way. As forced and elective immigration trends are changing the composition of societies and the educational systems within them -- bringing a rich diversity of cultural experience to the teaching/learning process -- diaspora, indigenous, and minority groups are looking more and more for ways to sustain their cultures in the context of wider socio-political influences. This volume is a first opportunity to consider critically multicultural efforts in dialogue with educational options that are culturally particularistic but at the same time tolerant. Academics will find this an excellent reference book. Practitioners will draw inspiration in learning of others’ efforts to sustain cultures, and will engage in critical reflection on their own work vis-à-vis that of others. Teachers will realize they do not stand alone in their educational efforts and will uncover new strategies and methodologies through which to approach their work.

Identity, Tolerance and Multicultural Issues in Minority/Diaspora/Indigenous Education

Identity, Tolerance and Multicultural Issues in Minority/Diaspora/Indigenous Education
A Book

by Bekerman/Koplel

  • Publisher : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780805857252
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume is a path-breaking contribution to the study of efforts of diaspora, indigenous, and minority groups, broadly defined, to use education (formal and informal) to sustain cultural continuity while grappling with the influences and demands of wider globalizing, nationalizing, or other homogenizing and assimilatory forces. Particular attention is given to groups that use educational elements other than second-language teaching alone in programs to sustain their particular cultural traditions. The focus of the book on cultural sustainability changes the nature of questions posed in multicultural education from those that address the opening of boundaries to issues of preserving boundaries in an open yet sustainable way.

Cultural Sustainability and the Nature-Culture Interface

Cultural Sustainability and the Nature-Culture Interface
Livelihoods, Policies, and Methodologies

by Inger Birkeland,Rob Burton,Constanza Parra,Katriina Siivonen

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-03-14
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1317231562
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As contemporary socio-ecological challenges such as climate change and biodiversity preservation have become more important, the three pillars concept has increasingly been used in planning and policy circles as a framework for analysis and action. However, the issue of how culture influences sustainability is still an underexplored theme. Understanding how culture can act as a resource to promote sustainability, rather than a barrier, is the key to the development of cultural sustainability. This book explores the interfaces between nature and culture through the perspective of cultural sustainability. A cultural perspective on environmental sustainability enables a renewal of sustainability discourse and practices across rural and urban landscapes, natural and cultural systems, stressing heterogeneity and complexity. The book focuses on the nature-culture interface conceptualised as a place where experiences, practices, policies, ideas and knowledge meet, are negotiated, discussed and resolved. Rather than looking for lost unities, or an imaginary view of harmonious relationships between humans and nature based in the past, it explores cases of interfaces that are context-sensitive and which consciously convey the problems of scale and time. While calling attention to a cultural or ‘culturalised’ view of the sustainability debate, this book questions the radical nature-culture dualism dominating positive modern thinking as well as its underlying view of nature as pre-given and independent from human life.

Arts, Sustainability and Education

Arts, Sustainability and Education
ENO Yearbook 2

by Ernst Wagner,Charlotte Svendler Nielsen,Luísa Veloso,Anniina Suominen,Nevelina Pachova

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2021-09-22
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 9789811634512
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores the potential of arts and cultural education to contribute to on-going efforts to promote Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in line with UNESCO’s conceptualizations of the field. It builds on the experiences of arts educators working to build sustainable futures and portrays new and innovative approaches. Chapters comprise case studies that combine arts, culture, sustainable thinking and practices. They also include research from historical perspectives, evaluations of public policy measures and offer theoretical approaches and methodologies. The book unfolds the possible relationships between arts and cultural education and Education for Sustainable Development.

Cultural Education - Cultural Sustainability

Cultural Education - Cultural Sustainability
Minority, Diaspora, Indigenous and Ethno-Religious Groups in Multicultural Societies

by Zvi Bekerman,Ezra Kopelowitz

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2008-02-06
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1135598800
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume is a path-breaking contribution to the study of efforts of diaspora, indigenous, and minority groups, broadly defined, to use education (formal and informal) to sustain cultural continuity while grappling with the influences and demands of wider globalizing, nationalizing, or other homogenizing and assimilatory forces. Particular attention is given to groups that use educational elements other than second-language teaching alone in programs to sustain their particular cultural traditions. The focus of the book on cultural sustainability changes the nature of questions posed in multicultural education from those that address the opening of boundaries to issues of preserving boundaries in an open yet sustainable way. As forced and elective immigration trends are changing the composition of societies and the educational systems within them -- bringing a rich diversity of cultural experience to the teaching/learning process -- diaspora, indigenous, and minority groups are looking more and more for ways to sustain their cultures in the context of wider socio-political influences. This volume is a first opportunity to consider critically multicultural efforts in dialogue with educational options that are culturally particularistic but at the same time tolerant. Academics will find this an excellent reference book. Practitioners will draw inspiration in learning of others’ efforts to sustain cultures, and will engage in critical reflection on their own work vis-à-vis that of others. Teachers will realize they do not stand alone in their educational efforts and will uncover new strategies and methodologies through which to approach their work.

Indigenous Heritage

Indigenous Heritage
A Book

by Michelle Whitford,Lisa Ruhanen

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-07-22
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1000404552
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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History shows that travellers sought to experience the unfamiliar and exotic cultures and traditions of Indigenous peoples, with early examples of Indigenous tourism in the United States, Canada, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and countries throughout Asia and Latin America. Similarly, contemporary travellers demonstrate a desire to seek out opportunities to experience Indigenous peoples and their cultures. Thus, we are witnessing worldwide growth in the awareness of, and interest in, Indigenous cultures, traditions, histories and knowledges. Engagement in the tourism sector is regularly advocated for Indigenous peoples because of the socio-economic opportunities it provides; however, there are a range of cultural benefits including the maintenance, rejuvenation and/or preservation of Indigenous cultures, knowledges and traditions for Indigenous peoples who choose tourism as a vehicle to showcase their cultures. Consequently, tourism is regularly acknowledged as a means for facilitating the sustainability of tangible and intangible Indigenous cultural heritage including languages, stories, art, dance, rituals and customs. Importantly, however, the history of Indigenous peoples’ engagement in tourism has provided a range of examples of the threats to Indigenous culture that can accrue as a result of tourism (i.e., cultural degradation, commercialisation and commodification, authenticity and identity, among others). This book presents an exploration of the intersection between tourism and Indigenous culture. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Heritage Tourism.

Courtyard Housing and Cultural Sustainability

Courtyard Housing and Cultural Sustainability
Theory, Practice, and Product

by Donia Zhang

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-05-13
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN : 1317158830
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cultural sustainability is a very important aspect of the overall sustainability framework and is regarded as the fourth pillar alongside the other three: environmental, economic, and social sustainability. However, the concept is neither fully explored, nor widely accepted or recognized. This book elicits the interplay of nature-culture-architecture and theorizes the concept of cultural sustainability and culturally sustainable architecture. It identifies four key themes in Chinese philosophy: Harmony with Heaven, Harmony with Earth, Harmony with Humans, and Harmony with Self, along with Greek philosopher Aristotle’s physics: form, space, matter, and time, it sets them as criteria to evaluate the renewed and new courtyard housing projects constructed in China since the 1990s. Using an innovative architectural and social science approach, this book examines the political, economic, social, and spatial factors that affect cultural sustainability. Supported by a multiplicity of data including: field surveys, interviews with residents, architects, and planners, time diaries, drawings, photos, planning documents, observation notes, and real estate brochures, the book proposes new courtyard garden house design strategies that promote healthy communities and human care for one another, a concept that is universally applicable. The volume is a first opportunity to take a holistic view, to encompass eastern and western, tangible and intangible, cultures in the theorization of cultural sustainability and culturally sustainable architecture. It is a comprehensive contribution to architectural theory.

Children’s Images of Identity

Children’s Images of Identity
Drawing the Self and the Other

by Jill Brown,Nicola F. Johnson

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2015-06-25
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9463001247
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The understandings which children have of Indigenous identity provide means by which to explore the ways in which Indigenous identity is both projected and constructed in society. These understandings play a powerful part in the ways in which Indigenous peoples are positioned in the mainstream society with which they are connected. The research presented in this edited collection uses children’s drawings to illuminate and explore the images children, both mainstream and Indigenous, have of Indigenous peoples. The data generated by this process allows exploration of the ways in which Indigenous identity is understood globally, through a series of locally focussed studies connected by theme and approach. The data serves to illuminate both the space made available by mainstream groups, and aspects of modernity accommodated within the Indigenous sense of self. Our aim within this project has been to analyse and discuss the ways in which children construct identity, both their own and that of others. Children were asked to share their thoughts through drawings which were then used as the basis for conversation with the researchers. In this way the interaction between mainstream modernity and traditional Indigenous identity is made available for discussion and the connection between children’s lived experiences of identity and the wider global discussion is both immediately enacted and located within broader international understandings of Indigenous cultures and their place in the world."

The Political Nature of Cultural Heritage and Tourism

The Political Nature of Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Critical Essays, Volume Three

by Dallen J. Timothy

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-05-15
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN : 1351883968
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This three volume reference series provides an authoritative and comprehensive set of volumes collecting together the most influential articles and papers on tourism, heritage and culture. The papers have been selected and introduced by Dallen Timothy, one of the leading international scholars in tourism research. The third volume 'The Political Nature of Cultural Heritage and Tourism' addresses contemporary issues such as heritage dissonance, the debate on authenticity, conflict, and contested heritage. Sold individually and as a set, this series will prove an essential reference work for scholars and students in geography, tourism and heritage studies, cultural studies and beyond.

Quality of Human Resources: Education - Volume III

Quality of Human Resources: Education - Volume III

by Natalia P. Tarasova

  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Release : 2009-11-10
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 190583909X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Quality of Human Resources: Education is a component of Encyclopedia of Human Resources Policy, Development and Management which is part of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme is organized into five different topics which represent the main scientific areas of the theme: Foundations of Educational Systems; Knowledge for Education; Structural Foundations of Educational Systems; Educational Systems: Case Studies and Educational Indices; Education for Sustainable Development. Each of these consists of a topic chapter emphasizing the general aspects and various subject articles explaining the back ground, theory and practice of a specific type of education which is a very important factor in human development and awareness for achieving global sustainable development. These three volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.

Intellectual Property and Sustainable Markets

Intellectual Property and Sustainable Markets
A Book

by Rognstad, Ole-Andreas,Ørstavik, Inger B.

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2021-07-31
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1789901359
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discussing how intellectual property (IP) rights play a role in tackling the challenge of securing sustainable development, renowned scholars consider how the core objective of IP rights to promote innovation and development of new knowledge aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This timely and thought-provoking book provides an in-depth analysis of the multi-faceted interface between this core objective and the SDGs and argues for sustainable markets as an overreaching and contextual approach to the role of IP rights in tackling the challenges of the UN SDGs.

Pathways for Remembering and Recognizing Indigenous Thought in Education

Pathways for Remembering and Recognizing Indigenous Thought in Education
Philosophies of Iethi'nihstenha Ohwentsia'kekha (Land)

by Sandra Styres

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2017-04-24
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1487513992
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Indigenous scholars have been gathering, speaking, and writing about Indigenous knowledge for decades. These knowledges are grounded in ancient traditions and very old pedagogies that have been woven with the tangled strings and chipped beads of colonial relations. Pathways for Remembering and Recognizing Indigenous Thought in Education is an exploration into some of the shared cross-cultural themes that inform and shape Indigenous thought and Indigenous educational philosophy. These philosophies generate tensions, challenges, and contradictions that can become very tangled and messy when considered within the context of current educational systems that reinforce colonial power relations. Sandra D. Styres shows how Indigenous thought can inform decolonizing approaches in education as well as the possibilities for truly transformative teaching practices. This book offers new pathways for remembering, conceptualizing and understanding these ancient knowledges and philosophies within a twenty-first century educational context.

Arts, Sustainability and Education

Arts, Sustainability and Education
ENO Yearbook 2

by Ernst Wagner

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9811634521
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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People of Faith, People of Jeong (Qing)

People of Faith, People of Jeong (Qing)
The Asian Canadian Churches of Today for Tomorrow

by Nam Soon Song,Ben C. H. Kuo,Dong-Ha Kim,In Kee Kim

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2020-07-02
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 1725253186
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book, People of Faith, People of Jeong (Qing), seeks to reveal and understand the current state and the future prospective of Asian Canadian immigrant churches (ACIC), including Chinese, Taiwanese, and Korean churches. Starting with a brief chronicle of ACIC history, this book shares the journeys and the stories of current members of lay and clergy from various ACIC. The chapters attempt to explain the influence and the impact that jeong and faith have on these churches, to envisage the future of ACIC, and to draw relevant implications for the betterment of these churches going into the future. This book reflects the real voices and sentiments of the first- and the second-generation members of these ethnic Asian immigrant churches in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). It is original, authentic, comprehensive, and inclusive in its perspectives—the first book of its kind on Asian immigrant churches in Canada. The book will serve as an inspiration and a practical guide for immigrant churches in cross-cultural and cross-generational transitions. It offers laypeople, church leaders, and clergies a critical reference as they navigate through the future of churches in North America and beyond.

The Language of Color in China

The Language of Color in China
A Book

by Jun Zhou,Gail Taylor

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2019-01-17
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN : 152752616X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first book to explore color history in Asia. Color is a natural phenomenon and a fundamental element of the universe, and offers a medium to communicate with others globally. It is a language of signals, such as traffic lights, signs or symbols, and an essential part of society. Color attracts people’s attention and transmits important information. As such, color language denotes all of the activities of human history, and has been associated with changes in society, economic development, and dynasties replacing the old with the new. The book brings together many elements of Chinese history with reference to the topic of ‘color’ and has evolved from the authors’ respective interests in art and design, teaching and research, consultancy and publishing. The topic will be of increasing importance in the future as a consequence of China’s increasing influence in the sphere of global culture. For practitioners of art and design, the book will be a valuable resource; for the general public, interested in the development of Chinese aesthetics over the centuries, it will provide a new perspective complimentary to existing studies about art, design and the history of the region.

A World of Babies

A World of Babies
Imagined Childcare Guides for Eight Societies

by Alma Gottlieb,Judy S. DeLoache

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2016-10-20
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1316776700
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Should babies sleep alone in cribs, or in bed with parents? Is talking to babies useful, or a waste of time? A World of Babies provides different answers to these and countless other childrearing questions, precisely because diverse communities around the world hold drastically different beliefs about parenting. While celebrating that diversity, the book also explores the challenges that poverty, globalization and violence pose for parents. Fully updated for the twenty-first century, this edition features a new introduction and eight new or revised case studies that directly address contemporary parenting challenges, from China and Peru to Israel and the West Bank. Written as imagined advice manuals to parents, the creative format of this book brings alive a rich body of knowledge that highlights many models of baby-rearing - each shaped by deeply held values and widely varying cultural contexts. Parenthood may never again seem a matter of 'common sense'.

Diagnosing Wild Species Harvest

Diagnosing Wild Species Harvest
Resource Use and Conservation

by Matti Salo,Anders Sirén,Risto Kalliola

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2013-11-20
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN : 012397755X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Diagnosing Wild Species Harvest bridges gaps of knowledge fragmented among scientific disciplines as it addresses this multifaceted phenomenon that is simultaneously global and local. The authors emphasize the interwoven nature of issues specific to the ecological, economic, and socio-cultural realms of wild species harvest. The book presents the diagnosing wild species harvest procedure as a universal approach that integrates seven thematic perspectives to harvest systems: resource dynamics, costs and benefits, management, governance, knowledge, spatiality, and legacies. When analyzed, these themes help to build a holistic understanding of this globally important phenomenon. Scholars, professionals and students in various fields related to natural resources will find the book a valuable resource. Wild species form important resources for people worldwide, and their harvest is a major driver of ecosystem change. Tropical forests regions, including Amazonia, are among those parts of the world where wild species are particularly important for people's livelihoods and larger economies. This book draws on tangible experiences from Amazonia, presented in lively narratives intermingling scientific information with stories of the people engaged in harvest and management of wild species. These stories are linked to relevant theory of wild species harvest and wider discussions on conservation, development, and the global quest of sustainability. Includes research and report-style narratives describing a wide variety of concrete cases Addresses wild species harvest from a holistic perspective including ecological, economic and socio-cultural issues, not limiting the scope to a single type of resources Provides theoretical treatment of wild species harvest worldwide, with special emphasis in the most recent scientific understanding on the biodiversity of the Amazonian lowland region Presents an objective viewpoint, noting problems the harvest may cause as well as its potential to contribute both to biodiversity conservation and to local livelihoods and national economies Coherent, easily followed structure and abundant illustrations help the reader absorb central messages

The Buddha Party

The Buddha Party
How the People's Republic of China Works to Define and Control Tibetan Buddhism

by Professor of Asian Studies in the School of Culture Hisotry and Language John Powers

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-10-03
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 019935815X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Buddha Party tells the story of how the People's Republic of China employs propaganda to define Tibetan Buddhist belief and sway opinion within the country and abroad. The narrative they create is at odds with historical facts and deliberately misleading, but, John Powers argues, it is widely believed by Han Chinese. Most of China's leaders appear to deeply believe the official line regarding Tibet, which resonates with Han notions of themselves as China's most advanced nationality and as a benevolent race that liberates and culturally uplifts minority peoples. This in turn profoundly affects how the leadership interacts with their counterparts in other countries. Powers's study focuses in particular on the government's "patriotic education" campaign-an initiative that forces monks and nuns to participate in propaganda sessions and repeat official dogma. Powers contextualizes this within a larger campaign to transform China's religions into "patriotic" systems that endorse Communist Party policies. This book offers a powerful, comprehensive examination of this ongoing phenomenon, how it works and how Tibetans resist it.

Botswana Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Development

Botswana Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Development
A Handbook of Theory and Practice

by Byron A. Brown,Lelokwane L. Mokgalo,Tsitsi Chipfuva

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2020-04-16
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN : 1527549569
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book considers cultural heritage and the sustainable development of tourism from an African perspective, with Botswana as the main point of reference. Within the African context, Botswana is renowned for its abundance of cultural heritage and appeal to tourists. The collection reconciles the growing demand to commodify cultural heritages, the quest for cultural heritage preservation and management, and the focus on sustainable tourism development in Botswana. As such, the book is an appraisal of, and meditation on, the business-side of cultural heritage management and the value that cultural heritage resources have at a personal, local and national level. It is an exploration of the nature of Botswana’s cultural heritage, the politics and policies that underpin that heritage, the development of cultural heritage tourism as a sustainable business, the country’s cultural heritage experiences and products, and a confrontation of the hard questions about cultural heritage and the future. As an introductory text, the book gives tourists, tourism students and academics, as well as tourism entrepreneurs, policymakers, and practitioners a basis on which to make decisions.

Blair's Educational Legacy?

Blair's Educational Legacy?
A Book

by Geoffrey Walford

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-10-18
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 131796778X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The United Kingdom General Election on 1st May 1997 gave a landslide victory to a re-vitalised Labour Party. Tony Blair became Prime Minister with a huge Commons majority of 179 over all other parties. Such a majority meant that extensive changes of policy could be implemented with little effective opposition. During the election campaign Tony Blair had repeatedly claimed that the top three priorities of a New Labour government would be 'education, education, education' , and on page two of the Labour Party's election manifesto a smiling Blair is seen with Nelson Mandela - the unacknowledged originator of the oratorical education triplet. Following a third Election victory in 2005 and after over ten years as Prime Minister, Blair finally stepped down to Gordon Brown in mid-2007, but only after a promotional ‘final tour’ that lasted several months. Towards the end, Blair devoted considerable efforts to try to ensure that his legacy would be positive and that he would be remembered for more than his role in the Iraq war. But what is his legacy in the field of education? This book brings together the assessments of key educational researchers who have been centrally involved with both the critique and implementation of various policy developments. It is now time to make a solid academic evaluation of his influence on education. This book is timely, and relates directly to the central policy themes of the last decade. It considers the relationships between theory and practice and examines the nature of policy and politics. Each contribution will review empirical data and policy changes relating to Blair’s period as Prime Minister and will make an assessment of the enduring effects of changes in policy. Each will assess the long-term and lasting effects as well as the shorter-term responses. This book was published as a special issue of the Oxford Review of Education.