Education matters. The lack of education on functional programming languages and techniques is visible on a daily basis. Our students, co-workers, friends, and colleagues just don't know enough about these ideas and therefore often fail to implement the best possible solutions for their programming problems.
The purpose of Educational Pearls is to address the education problem of our community from many different angles. It will include contributions on curricula issues, educational software support, and educational experiences. They will help teachers, professors, researchers, and software developers to promote functional programming languages and techniques in their respective contexts.