A collection of peer reviewed eassys procceding from the IDEA 2007 World Congress. The emphasis on the conversion between the global and the local is important for us, as Hong Kong is always, for a century and a half, shifting and drifting between, or below, the two. The main content of the book is divided into three sections: Cultures and Communities, Learning and Curriculum, and Teaching and Researching. Adopting the phenomenological approach of structiuring our subjective narrative with correspondence to the worldly narrative, we are recognizing the synchronization between tge global trend and the local tendency. The book is thus, starting from a local point of view, suggesting a structure pieced together by more than thirty global visions. When you read along, we invite you to relate them to your own context and find your own loacl echo of the structure.