Is gender still important in education policy? How is gender invoked in educational contexts? What are the new politics of gender and education? The Politics of Gender and Edcuation: Critical Perspectives, brings together exciting new empirical research from a range of perspectives and contexts. Focusing on both the micropolitics of gender in educational institutions, the complexities of student learner identities and the context of broader macropolitical and policy developments, this collection provides/offers provocative insights from well established academics and newer researchers. The contributors are all based in Norther countries, yet they address crucial issues from both global and local perspectives. This work, at the cutting edge of theoretical developments in education research highlights the importance of cross-cultural links for feminist work in education. This collection raises new challenges for edcuators: for gender to remain at the top of the educational agenda, and for the politics of gender to shape the future of all education.