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

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

Black British Graduates

Untold Stories

"Dr Arbouin expertly weaves the educational journeys of Black professionals into a wider nuanced analysis of race, gender and the impact of the education system on the lives of Black Britons. It is an important work and an essential read for educators and policymakers."

Dr. William Ackah, Program Director, Community Development and Development and Globalisation; Birkbeck, University of London

Learning in Womanist Ways

Narratives of First Generation African Caribbean Women

"This is no ordinary book on ageing, migration and education; it is a hopeful and empowering story of the wisdom of ageing and learning through lifelong struggle. Paying tribute to the African Caribbean women of her mother’s generation, Etienne sensitively reveals the power of shared ‘other ways of knowing’ that lies at the heart of their ‘matriarchal learning hubs’. Her careful crafting of their rhythmic voices into scenes in a play is a tribute to the black womanist philosophy, she herself has been gifted by these women. Etienne puts Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed into action, showing us the transformative power of education if it is grounded in generosity, love and experience. A must read for educationalists and social scientists who want a better world."

Heidi Safia Mirza, Professor of Race, Faith and Culture, Goldsmiths, University of London.