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Inspection copies 

Inspection copy request process

 
We are happy to provide up to 3 complementary inspection copies per request to any academic who is a module leader from an accredited college or university. We would also be very grateful if you will complete a feedback form within 60 days of receiving your copy.
 

How to request an inspection copy

To request an inspection copy click on the icon on the right on the book's product page and complete the short form provided. If your order meets our Terms and Conditions  (see link below), your inspection copies will be delivered within 15 working days.
 
If you do not see the ‘Request Inspection Copy’ tab on the right hand side of the page, then the title is not available for inspection. If you believe that the unavailable book is highly likely to be adopted for your course, you can send the full title and outline of your course in an email to admin@criticalpublishing.com and we will review your request.        

UK lecturers will be offered a choice of an inspection copy in hard copy or ebook format. Overseas lecturers will generally only be offered ebook format.    
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Is my inspection copy completely free of charge?

Our inspection copies are complementary provided that you have been verified as an academic, are teaching or preparing for a relevant module. 
 
As a small independent company we can only afford to continue to be generous with our inspection copy policy if you, as a lecturer and academic, help us as much as you can. We would therefore be grateful if you could try to reply to our email asking for feedback which we will send you in a month’s time.
 
If you like the book, please could you also consider:

• making sure you add it to your reading list;
• showing it to your students;
• asking your librarian to buy in some copies;
• posting a review on Amazon (or encouraging your students to) – it really helps sales! 


How do I submit my feedback?

We will send you an email in around a month's time and you just need to reply to the email. If you want to send in feedback earlier you can send it to admin@criticalpublishing.com and just answer the following questions:

1. Will you be recommending this book to your students? 
 
2. Will it be a key text or supplementary reading, and for which course or module?
 
3. What do you like or dislike about the book?
 
4. Let us know your teaching interests so we can send you publications relevant to your courses.

How many copies can I order per year?

You can order up to 6 books per year.
 

Where can I find the supporting resources for my title?

Free sample chapters for almost all of our books are located on the book's product page on the left hand side. You can find the product page by entering the ISBN or title into the search bar. Some of our books also come with supplementary resources and they can be found either on the product page or under the Free Resources tab towards the top of the Home Page.
 

My inspection copy hasn’t arrived!

If you have ordered an inspection copy of a book that hasn’t yet published, you will receive your copy within 14 days of the publication date.
 
For all other missing copies, please check your university’s general mailroom, nearby pigeon holes and colleague's desks before contacting us. You would be amazed how many books turn up that way! If you are unable to locate your parcel after 14 business days please contact admin@criticalpublishing.com
 

 

 

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Critiquing Personality Disorder

A Social Perspective

Through its exploration of service user and MHSWs’ perspectives the book offers a social perspective on personality disorder and suggests ways of working to empower the person’s response to traumatic experience. 

Technology-enhanced Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage

An up to date and informed exploration of technology-enhanced learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, suitable for all trainee and in-service teachers.

Developing as a Reflective Early Years Professional

A Thematic Approach

An up to date and accessible text that takes a critical approach to key themes within the early years, with a focus throughout on reflective practice.

Behaviour Management: Getting it Right in a Week

Workable strategies, tips and advice for busy teachers who want to address low level disruption and improve behaviour in their classroom. 

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Assessment: an evidence-based approach

By Chris Atherton Series edited by Val Poultney

A critical overview of assessment, taking an evidence-based approach, with balanced and reflective consideration given to the research and arguments around various approaches to assessment in schools.

Teacher Educators in the Twenty-first Century

Identity, knowledge and research

By Gerry Czerniawski Series edited by Ian Menter

This book links theory, policy and practice in a critical examination of the relationship between the professional identity, knowledge, learning needs and research experience of teacher educators.  The book draws these themes together as a means to support the induction and further professional development of teacher educators.

Teacher Education Partnerships

Policy and Practice

A critical review of initial teacher education partnerships, putting forward a set of principles necessary for the development of effective ITE partnership working.

Tackling Social Disadvantage through Teacher Education

By Ian Thompson Series edited by Ian Menter

A valuable reference and pedagogical tool for teachers and teacher educators on key issues related to teaching pupils from disadvantaged and impoverished backgrounds.