In discussing the idea of a collection of this kind, we produced a few basic ground rules to determine what sort of contributions would be acceptable. We felt that a collection on Curriculum Issues should be fairly eclectic,ranging across a variety of different institutional teaching settings and a variety of different subject areas. Some coherence would naturally be given by the fact that all contributors were to address some aspect of the school curriculum, but more basically, coherence would also derive from each contribution raising issues and pointing up conclusions of a general nature. There would be no. attempt to fit contributions into a general scheme, grand theory or whatever dreamed up by us as editors.