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About Susan Bassnett

Susan Bassnett is professor in the Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies and pro-vice-chancellor of Warwick University.

Articles by Susan Bassnett

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

What is education for?

This autumn I find myself thinking very hard about the fundamentals of education, especially in England where I work. Tony Blair declared on becoming prime minister in 1997 that education was a top priority for his government, but ten years on the problems are manifold: among them failing schools; rising teenage illiteracy levels; and violent, disruptive and obviously bored schoolchildren. In the universities, despite the apparent rise in A-level standards there is increasing need to help students with basic literacy and numeracy.

The education revolution

The "Economist" report on Britain and globalisation identifies education as one of the country’s problem-areas. It’s far worse than that, says Susan Bassnett.
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