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Title Page, Copyright

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Foreword

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pp. vii-xv

NEW APPROACHES TO INTERPRETER EDUCATION, the third volume of the Interpreter Education Series, captures a broad range of topics and themes representing areas of innovation in the teaching of interpreting. Much of the writing on interpreter education, one of the main strands of interpreting studies (IS) research, has centered on the...

Contributors

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p. xvii

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MA to BA: A Quest for Distinguishing Between Under- graduate and Graduate Interpreter Education, Bachelor of Arts in Interpretation Curriculum at Gallaudet University

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pp. 1-21

In the fall of 2003, the interpretation faculty at Gallaudet University had the opportunity to conceive and design a new bachelor’s degree program in interpretation where none had existed before. The university already offered a master’s in interpretation from a program that had been in place since 1988. Therefore, the...

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Designing Curriculum for Healthcare Interpreting Education: A Principles Approach

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pp. 23-46

In a classic in work in pedagogy, Brown states that “by perceiving and internalizing connections between practice (choices made in the classroom) and theory (principles derived from research) teaching is likely to be enlightened” (emphasis in the original) (2001, 54). This statement can certainly be applied to the teaching of healthcare...

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Researching Curriculum Innovation in Interpreter Education: The Case of Initial Training for Novice Interpreters in Languages of Limited Diffusion

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pp. 47-65

Australia has well-developed interpreter services in most states and territories for the majority of languages as well as an extensive telephone interpreting system. However, the enduring problem of finding trained and qualified interpreters in some new and emerging migrant and refugee language groups, as well as in some of the...

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Educating Signed Language Interpreters in Australia: A Blended Approach

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pp. 67-103

This chapter describes an innovative approach to educating sign language interpreters, through a program established at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. The course is innovative because it uses a blended approach in three key ways: (1) the curriculum of signed language interpreting students is blended with that used for...

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Interpreter Training in Less Frequently Taught Language Combinations: Models, Materials, and Methods

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pp. 105-124

One of the themes of this conference is the challenge of providing language services in settings, venues, and content domains in which global security is a concern. Central to this challenge is the training of interpreters who speak the languages of these settings. Often, the language combinations in question are underrepresented...

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Putting Theory into Practice: Creating Video Resources for Discourse-Based Approaches to Interpreter Education

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pp. 125-137

Since its inception, interpreter education has embraced the use of video. Current advances in digital technologies make it possible for more people to create video resources to support their teaching and to use new and innovative approaches to illustrate current research and theory in the field. This chapter focuses on the principles of...

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Changing the Curriculum Paradigm to Multilingual and Multicultural as Applied to Interpreter Education Programs

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pp. 139-165

In January of 1996, El Paso Community College received a five-year grant to implement an education and training project uniquely designed to assist interpreter educators with curriculum change to meet the interpreting needs of multicultural individuals who are D/deaf and Deaf-Blind by: (1) implementing a national...

Index

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pp. 167-169