This issue of Studies in Design Education Craft & Technology marks the completion of our first year of 'three in a year' publication. For some years we have hesitated to take the overdue step - we were afraid that there would be insufficient good contributions to enable us to maintain the high standards which we-have consistently achieved.
Fortunately, our fears were groundless and our confidence has been justified. Our first two issues this year have been filled with outstanding material and we have an abundance of important contributions for this issue. In it we focus on four themes that are of central importance to our readers. These are, respectively, developments in the primary schools, craft design and technology for girls, assessment and technical and vocational education.