In this issue of the journal, the special section titled “International Financial Reporting Standards: Implications for Accounting Education” provides insights on the teaching of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) from eight countries. The former editor of the journal, Bill Pasewark, is to be commended for his vision in suggesting this topic for the journal. The articles in this section also reflect Bill's endeavors to increase the range of articles published in Issues in Accounting Education that engage a broad range of members of the international accounting education community. At the embryonic stage of the development of the special section,1 I was one of two associate editors from outside of North America appointed to the journal. I was delighted to accept Bill's invitation to be the guest editor for this important topic that engaged accounting educators across international borders.

Together with Bill's guidance, I prepared a template for the authors...

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