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Critical Publishing helps people in vocational professions including education, policing, health and social work become the best students and professionals they can be.

After working in publishing for many years, Di Page and Julia Morris founded Critical Publishing in 2012. Since then the business has gone from strength to strength, including winning the IPG Nick Robinson Newcomer Award in 2014.

We produce print and digital learning resources for a range of subject areas that we believe offer a truly critical approach (in all the best senses) that helps our readers think and encourages them to analyse, evaluate, question and challenge. So our community of readers achieve better skills, increased awareness and greater success in their chosen professional paths. We’ve now published over 170 titles and have exciting plans for the future ...

We are committed to publishing in vocational areas to support the key professions which hold our society together. Education, social work, the NHS, policing – these are all high-stress professions subject to political whims and frequent changes in policy and legislation, thus requiring up to date and informed publications. Our titles support people throughout their career journey from trainee / undergraduate through to leadership positions. Many of our publications also have a particular focus on supporting mental health.

We also take pride in the relationships we develop with our authors and customers. We are always available, respond rapidly, make quick decisions, and offer a high level of interaction whether that is supporting an author from proposal stage through to finished books or fulfilling orders.

CONTACT US

We are always pleased to hear from you. You can contact us by email or post at the address below:

Critical Publishing

3 Connaught Road, St Albans Herts AL3 5RX

01727 851 462 | admin@criticalpublishing.com

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What Every Parent Should Know About Education

How knowing the facts can help your child succeed

A walk through all the most important issues in education, comparing commonly-held beliefs with simple summaries of the evidence, providing you with clear, jargon-free information. 

Understanding Feedback

A critical exploration for teacher educators

A critical exploration of assessment and feedback for teacher educators and all those involved in giving and receiving feedback within the education sector.

The Teacher Educator's Handbook

A narrative approach to professional learning

A range of detailed narratives about practice written by teacher educators, for teacher educators, carefully curated by the author to draw out key learning points, including a range of coaching questions.

SPIN

Time and task management in teaching

39 reflections to turn task completion into time for you

Following on from LIFT and RISK, David Gumbrell uses his unique approach to help you juggle your workload and tackle your to do list with greater effectiveness. An increase in productivity means you can create more time for you leading to improved well-being and a happier and relaxed teaching experience.

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Transition into Higher Education

An essential and concise read for all those involved in teaching and learning in higher education, looking at best practice to support student transition to university.

Social Work Law

Applying the Law in Practice

An easy to navigate introduction to the law relevant to social work and how it can be applied in practice. Contemporary, creative and student-focused, this is a must-have textbook for qualifying undergraduates, Social Work degree apprentices, and newly qualified social workers.

Police Research and Evidence-based Policing

An essential text on research and evidence-based policing relevant to all pre-join policing qualifications and matched to the national policing curriculum. Suitable for all trainee and student police officers as well as those on criminology courses. 

Developing Your Professional Identity

A guide for working with children and families

An edited volume aimed at all those studying for the range of professional disciplines within the area of children and families, providing opportunities to reflect upon work-based placement challenges and solutions within a variety of settings. It helps build essential skills and promotes a clear sense of self as individuals transition from student to professional.