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The Independent Publishers Guild We were honoured to receive the Nick Robinson Newcomer Award at the recent IPG Independent Publishing Awards 2014! Many thanks to the IPG and all our friends in the business who have supported us through our start-up phase.


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and we're here to help people in education and social work become the best students and professionals they can be.


We (Di and Julia) founded Critical Publishing in 2012 after taking redundancy from our previous jobs at the same publishing company. We met up in the cafe in the British Library and hatched a plan.  We believed we could produce books and learning materials for education and social work students and professionals that were fresher and better than what was already around. Vist our Blog.



Critical Writing Prize 2015

The deadline for entries to the Critical Writing Prizes 2015 for the best student essays demonstrating high levels of critical thinking is 31 January 2015. The prize is open to any undergraduate or postgraduate student from the full range of social work and education related disciplines. The winner will receive Critical Publishing books to the value of £200 and the winning entry will be posted on The Critical Blog. Please email for further details.

Psychosocial and Relationship-based Practice Psychosocial and Relationship-based Practice

Claudia Megele (author)

This book offers a critical interdisciplinary analysis of case studies of social work interventions from a psychosocial and relationship-based perspective.
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Claudia Megele Claudia Megele is a Senior Lecturer and PQ/CPD Programme Leader at Middlesex University, she is also the Head of Practice Learning at Enfield Council. Claudia’s psychosocial and interdisciplinary approach is shaped by her studies which include psychology, sociology, social work, and psychotherapy, and her professional experience ranging from play therapy with terminally ill children at Red Cross Children’s Hospital to psychotherapy with adults at the NHS, and from frontline social work with children and families to research on identity, mentalization, empathy and relationships. Claudia has also served in a number of public and third sector posts and organisations including: member of the advisory board of the National Children’s Bureau (NCB), Trustee at Mind, and the Chair and Vice-Chair of Tower Hamlets Police and Community Safety Board.
Enriching Primary English Enriching Primary English

Jonathan Glazzard (author), Jean Palmer (author)

This essential text provides ideas for trainees and teachers to extend both their own teaching and their pupils’ learning in primary English through creative approaches and enrichment strategies to promote best practice and outstanding teaching.
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Jonathan Glazzard Jonathan Glazzard is responsible for primary teacher training for early years and primary courses at the University of Huddersfield. Prior to this he worked as a primary school teacher, predominantly teaching in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. He is passionate about promoting creative approaches to teaching which inspire both teacher and children.
International Perspectives on Early Years Workforce Development International Perspectives on Early Years Workforce Development

Verity-Campbell-Barr (author), Janet Georgeson (author)

An examination of the current structure of the early childhood education and care workforce in different countries, each of which represents a distinct philosophical tradition.
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Verity Campbell-Barr Verity Campbell-Barr is a Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at the Plymouth Institute of Education, Plymouth University. Her research interests include the mixed economy of childcare and early years education provision, experiences of working in early childhood occupations, the role of childcare in supporting employment and the welfare to work agenda, and understandings of quality childcare and early years education from multiple perspectives.