Heritage Education is a discipline that has by now been able to develop a substantial body of theory and methodology and that moreover produced many examples of implemented and evaluated works. This means that we now have the foundations to build up coherent and ambitious proposals. In the view of the partial scrutiny conducted at the Spanish Heritage Education Observatory, we can posit the existence of a whole set of research lines to be further explored as well as a number of specific needs which, when properly met, will sensibly consolidate Heritage Education in Spain. Such gaps and demands as have been identified in the present article, in the form what we may call the future directions for heritage-related education over the upcoming decade. After many years of increasingly specialised research, Heritage Education has attained the status of a discipline in its own right, with a theoretical corpus, a powerful methodological array applicable to Heritage didactics and a high degree of specialisation and diversification in terms of focuses, models, designs and implementations. Therefore, Heritage Education is not only a main discipline within the cultural heritage management but useful and profitable too.
Keywords: Heritage education, didactics on cultural heritage, standards based programmes evaluation, National Education and Heritage Plan, Spanish Heritage Education Observatory.