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Routledge and David Fulton Books are committed to providing high quality, professional and practical books for all teachers, practitioners, senior managers, support staff and students.

We are passionate about education and our vast publishing covers a wide range of subject areas, this catalogue contains both out latest publications, forthcoming publications and our best-selling lists. Our full selection of books can be viewed at www.routledge.com/education

  1. Seven Myths About Education

    By Daisy Christodoulou

    In this controversial new book, Daisy Christodoulou offers a thought-provoking critique of educational orthodoxy. Drawing on her recent experience of teaching in challenging schools, she shows through a wide range of examples and case studies just how much classroom practice contradicts basic...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Visible Learning for Teachers

    Maximizing Impact on Learning

    By John Hattie

    In November 2008, John Hattie’s ground-breaking book Visible Learning synthesised the results of more than fifteen years research involving millions of students and represented the biggest ever collection of evidence-based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning....

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Descriptosaurus

    Supporting Creative Writing for Ages 8–14, 2nd Edition

    By Alison Wilcox

    Reviews of the first edition "This book is a treasure trove of descriptive language... Highly recommended for both teachers and parents. I wish I’d had a copy of this book when I was a full time English teacher! Invest in a copy today; you’ll be glad you did." Sue Cowley, bestselling author,...

    Published March 5th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Don’t Call it Literacy!

    What every teacher needs to know about speaking, listening, reading and writing

    By Geoff Barton

    "Every teacher in English is a teacher of English," said George Sampson, one of the early school inspectors, back in 1921. It’s never been truer, or more relevant. Literacy has a major impact on young people’s life-chances and it is every teacher’s responsibility to help build their communication,...

    Published December 13th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Reception Year in Action, revised and updated edition

    A month-by-month guide to success in the classroom, 2nd Edition

    By Anna Ephgrave

    ‘The Reception Year in Action will take the understanding of outdoor play, teaching and learning to a new level. Everyone who is involved with early years education and care should read this book!’ Helen Bilton, University of Reading, UK ‘This is a fantastic book... it shows exactly how an...

    Published December 13th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Trouble with Maths

    A Practical Guide to Helping Learners with Numeracy Difficulties, 2nd Edition

    By Steve Chinn

    Now in a second edition, the award-winning The Trouble with Maths offers important insights into the often confusing world of numeracy. By looking at learning difficulties in maths from several perspectives, including the language of mathematics, thinking styles and the demands of individual topics...

    Published August 16th 2011 by Routledge

  7. What's the Buzz?

    A Social Skills Enrichment Programme for Primary Students

    By Mark Le Messurier, Madhavi Nawana Parker

    Some children, for all manner of reasons, struggle to make friends and fit in socially. What’s the Buzz? is a unique sixteen-lesson social skills enrichment programme designed to explicitly teach children how to think and relate to others in social situations. This lively, highly practical...

    Published March 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  8. Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Mathematics

    A practical guide, 2nd Edition

    By Anne Henderson

    Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Mathematics will be an essential resource for teachers, classroom assistants, and SENCOs who help dyslexic and dyscalculic children with their understanding of mathematics. Written in an accessible style with helpful illustrations, this practical book reveals helpful ways...

    Published June 21st 2012 by Routledge

  9. Dyslexia and Inclusion

    Classroom approaches for assessment, teaching and learning, 2nd Edition

    By Gavin Reid

    Series: David Fulton / Nasen

    Now fully updated, Dyslexia and Inclusion aims to equip all teachers with the necessary knowledge of dyslexia in order to for it to be effectively understood and dealt with in the classroom. The book is based around Reid’s five signposts for successful inclusion - acknowledging differences,...

    Published June 12th 2012 by Routledge

  10. More Trouble with Maths

    A complete guide to identifying and diagnosing mathematical difficulties

    By Steve Chinn

    Series: David Fulton / Nasen

    There are many factors that can contribute to the learning difficulties children and adults have with mathematics. These include poor working memory, difficulties in retrieving so-called ‘basic’ facts and the ability to remember and apply formulas and procedures correctly. This highly practical...

    Published March 26th 2012 by Routledge

  11. Bringing the Froebel Approach to your Early Years Practice

    By Helen Tovey

    Series: Bringing ... to your Early Years Practice

    This easy-to-read series provides an introduction to some of the most important early years philosophies and shows how they can be incorporated into your setting. Each book provides: An outline of the background to the approach Clear explanations of the relevance to contemporary thinking...

    Published October 1st 2012 by Routledge

  12. Essential Motivation in the Classroom

    2nd Edition

    By Ian Gilbert

    Praise for the 1st edition: 'This is now one of my top five education books. .I was absorbed and uplifted by it and my own practice as a teacher will undoubtedly change as a result. Surely there can be no higher recommendation.' - Geoff Barton, Times Educational Supplement Essential Motivation in...

    Published November 19th 2012 by Routledge

  13. The Outdoor Classroom Ages 3-7

    Using Ideas from Forest Schools to Enrich Learning

    By Karen Constable

    The outdoor area is now an integral part of many early years settings and schools, but is it being used to its full potential? This book clearly explains the learning potential of the outdoor environment and practically demonstrates how the ‘Outdoor Classroom’ can be developed in early years...

    Published May 13th 2012 by Routledge

  14. Educating Children and Young People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

    Constructing Personalised Pathways to Learning

    By Carolyn Blackburn, Barry Carpenter, Jo Egerton

    The range of learning difficulties associated with children who have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) has been highlighted as an emerging but little understood area of Special Educational Needs. This engaging, timely, and highly practical book will raise awareness about FASDs and...

    Published May 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  15. Supporting Early Language Development

    Spirals for babies and toddlers

    By Marion Nash, Jackie Lowe, David Leah

    Early years practitioners, parents and carers, child minders, health visitors do you need effective ideas for giving your babies and toddlers support to become confident talkers? National research shows that poor language and communication skills have a profound effect on the life chances of...

    Published August 16th 2012 by Routledge

  16. The Primary English Encyclopedia

    The heart of the curriculum, 4th Edition

    By Margaret Mallett

    ‘Do you know your diphthongs from your digraphs? Are you au fait with all the main reading programmes published in the UK? And can you really tell the difference between a legend, a myth and a fable? If you have any doubt about saying yes to any of these questions, fear not; the answers are all in...

    Published December 14th 2011 by Routledge

  17. Dyscalculia

    Action plans for successful learning in mathematics, 2nd Edition

    By Glynis Hannell

    Based on expert observations of children who experience difficulties with maths this book gives a comprehensive overview of dyscalculia, providing a wealth of information and useful guidance for any practitioner. With a wide range of appropriate and proven intervention strategies it guides readers...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  18. Everyday Maths through Everyday Provision

    Developing opportunities for mathematics in the early years

    By Elaine Bennett, Jenny Weidner

    Children are born naturally mathematical, so why is it sometimes so difficult to observe children being mathematical? Why do so many of us think we are ‘bad’ at maths and how does this subconsciously affect the provision, experiences and opportunities we provide for young children who are starting...

    Published December 6th 2011 by Routledge

  19. Beating Bureaucracy in Special Educational Needs

    Helping SENCOs maintain a work/life balance, 2nd Edition

    By Jean Gross

    Series: David Fulton / Nasen

    Are you overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork that SEN generates in your school? Would you like to spend more time actually improving the quality of teaching and learning for pupils with SEN or disabilities? If so, this is an essential book for you. Government are asking schools to identify...

    Published December 12th 2012 by Routledge

  20. Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs

    Transforming lives through telling tales

    Edited by Nicola Grove

    This innovative and wide-ranging book shows how storytelling can open new worlds for learners with or without special educational needs. With sections that outline both therapeutic and educational approaches, the leading practitioners who contribute to this practical resource draw on their...

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge