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Title: Fundamental Aspects of Interpreter Education
Subtitle: Curriculum and Assessment
Written By: David B. Sawyer
Series Title: Benjamins Translation Library 47

The author offers an overview of the Interpreting Studies literature on curriculum and assessment. A discussion of curriculum definitions, foundations, and guidelines suggests a framework based upon scientific and humanistic approaches—curriculum as process and as interaction. Language testing concepts are introduced and related to interpreting. By exploring means of integrating valid and reliable assessment into the curriculum, the author breaks new ground in this under-researched area.
Case studies of degree examinations provide sample data on pass/fail rates, test criteria, and text selection. A curriculum model is outlined as a practical example of synthesis, flexibility, and streamlining.
This volume will appeal to interpretation and translation instructors, program administrators, and language industry professionals seeking a discussion of the theoretical and practical aspects of curriculum and assessment theory. This book also presents a new area of application for curriculum and language testing specialists.

Table of contents

Figures and tables xi
Preface and acknowledgements xv
Chapter 1. Introduction 1
Chapter 2. Interpreter education literature 19
Chapter 3. Fundamental aspects of curriculum 39
Chapter 4. Foundations of interpreter performance assessment 93
Chapter 5. Introduction to the case study 131
Chapter 6. Case study Part I: Translation and interpretation competence 145
Chapter 7. Case study Part II: Survey of exam jury members 177
Chapter 8. Case study Part III: Analysis of exam texts 191
Chapter 9. Implications of the case study 209
Chapter 10. Curriculum enhancement: An integrated Y-track model 215
Outlook: On the political and ethical consequences of test validation 231
Notes 237
Appendix A 241
Appendix B 244
Appendix C 252
References 265
Index 303

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588114600
ISBN-13: 9781588114600
Pages: xviii, 312 pp.
Prices: U.S. $ 169
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027216533
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: xviii, 312 pp.