"In thinking about this issue of Our Schools/Our Selves, I took an inspiration from Battleground Schools. It is an encyclopaedia of conflict in education, a project of two University of British Columbia education professors, Sandra Matheson and Wayne Ross. The idea was to have short articles that frame some of the many areas of conflict over education — conflicts that grow out of social, cultural, political and technological changes and differences.
The speed and breadth of technological change and how it plays out in education is creating many battles. This issue of Our Schools/Our Selves aims to contribute to the project of identifying some of these areas of conflict and how they play out in schools and for students and teachers. Of course, the articles here represent only a few of the conflicts in education created by rapid technological and related social change."
---from the editorial