The Caribbean Journal of Education (CJE) celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. To commemorate this achievement we have produced this special CJE anniversary issue devoted to reflecting on and reviewing the major themes that have recurred over the 35 years of the Journal’s existence. We look back in order to deter mine the future development of the Journal. The issue provides, moreover, an opportunity for readers to reflect on the ideas that have remained critical in the Caribbean educational landscape, to note the different perspectives over time and so trace the development of Caribbean thought. The reviews will also indicate what has been extensively covered, as well as the themes and topics that need to be addressed.