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

"As a former ESL teacher and workshop leader, I found myself nodding in agreement page after page of this important and well-researched book. The authors expose the truth that many international schools, unwittingly or even deliberately, disregard the crucial role that a strong, properly staffed ESL and mother tongue programme plays in promoting the language rights of all students and allowing access to the school’s curriculum to help nurture each student’s true potential. It is a compelling argument."

Victor Ferreira, IBDP Coordinator, American School of The Hague

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

"A truly international gem of children's literature scholarship! Its range and depth capture the complexity of children's literature and its role in negotiating hybrid identities, mediating intercultural understanding, and nurturing children's need for literal and literary homes."

Petros Panaou, Bookbird Editor and Associate Professor, University of Georgia

" '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