Trentham Books

Trentham Books, an imprint of IOE Press, is at the leading edge of education and social justice. It publishes groundbreaking books and develops educational provision for bilinguals, refugee children, and other minorities, and challenges bigotry and discrimination in schools and society.Trentham was founded in 1982 by educationalists Professor John Eggleston and Dr Gillian Klein. Gillian continues as the Publisher of Trentham Books, securing the legacy of this unique and valued imprint.

Featured Reviews

Personalizing Education

A person-centred approach for children with special educational needs

"An utterly brilliant practical guide to the person centred approach! It showcases the central concepts of authentic co-production for sustainable change: agency, collaboration, autonomy and empowerment -- a truly child-centred model for inclusion. A must read for educational practitioners keen to contribute to small world change!"

Danni Lacey-Scane, Primary School Inclusion Manager, Ashleigh Primary School and Nursery

" 'The books that mean the most to me are the books that teach us subversion, subversion in the face of the world as it is, books that suggest the honour of an alternative.' So said John Berger, one of the greatest public intellectuals of his generation. Much needed in increasingly troubled times, this book not only suggests the honour of an alternative education, but grounds its possibility in the contexts of local, national and international realities."

Michael Fielding, Emeritus Professor of Education, UCL Institute of Education

Faith and Experience in Education

Essays from Quaker Perspectives

"This book is a must-read for anyone who is concerned about the current direction of schooling. It rightly challenges us to ask how education can authentically nurture care, love, trust, equality, justice and spirituality. I have learned much in the past from Quaker thinkers such as Parker Palmer, and the contributors to this scholarly book have now challenged me further to think how we can make the educational system more humane and develop the spiritual qualities that will bring peace to our world."

Dr. Neil Hawkes, Founder, Values-based Education

"What an important book - and one that should worry us all. Thank goodness for truth-tellers like David and Ben Scott."

Professor Paul Gibbs, Centre for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS), Middlesex University