Oxford University Press to grow its teacher education range

Leading schools publisher Oxford University Press (OUP) is to grow its teaching list with new titles from prominent thinkers in education, including assessment expert Daisy Christodoulou, Mathematics Mastery founder Helen Drury, and teaching method guru Geoff Petty.

Responding to the call for more evidence-informed approaches to teaching, the titles will aggregate the latest education research into practical advice teachers can use in the classroom.

Claire Varlet-Baker, UK Schools Publishing Director at Oxford University Press, said: “We are delighted to be strengthening our existing teaching list with publications from some of the leading thinkers in education. Our vision is to publish the very best authors and experts to help support every teacher in their development, from trainee to senior leader.”

The publishing programme will include research-informed practical guides for teachers and flagship titles by thought-leaders in education. New titles planned for 2017 include:
Making Good Progress? The Future of Assessment for Learning, Daisy Christodoulou

How to Teach Mathematics for Mastery, Dr Helen Drury

What Works Best: Geoff Petty’s guide to evidence-informed teaching, Geoff Petty

Publishing in January, the first new addition to the teaching list will be Daisy Christodoulou’s examination of formative assessment practices Making Good Progress.  Daisy is the Head of Assessment at Ark Schools. Her first book, Seven Myths about Education, was one of the most talked about education titles in recent years. Tom Bennett, founder and director of researchED, describes Daisy as “one of the clearest, most sensible voices in education, especially on assessment”.
Daisy said: “OUP have a great reputation for publishing thoughtful, useful and practical contributions to important education debates, and I am delighted that my next book, on assessment, will be published with them.”