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Judith Baser University of Leicester, UK

Judith Baser originally studied German and French, and spent the early part of her career working as a commercial translator in industry and as a freelancer.  Her career in education has mainly involved working with adults in a variety of settings, teaching modern foreign languages and basic skills, and providing learning support in Further Education settings for students with dyslexia and English as an Additional Language.

During a secondment to an Education Action Zone, Judith set up and managed a project developing training for school support staff.  Working for several years as a Teaching Assistant in a primary school during an earlier career break gave her a useful insight in the role of support staff and their work in schools and their importance in fostering children's learning.  She also developed and ran adults basic education courses for parents in schools.

Judith joined the School of Education at Leicester in 2003, and is responsible for managing and teaching the Foundation Degree in Educational Studies.  She has developed several of the Foundation modules and continues to work on updating these to reflect current trends in education.