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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
The Armenian genocide
No to TTIP
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 "Economist" report on Britain and globalisation identifies education as one of the countrys problem-areas. Its far worse than that, says Susan Bassnett.