Collaboration Between African Organisations and Interpreting Schools

Collaboration Between African Organisations and Interpreting Schools

This book should be especially useful to organisations employing interpreters in Africa, interpreter training programs, professional interpreters and anyone interested in interpreter training in Africa.

Author: Ephrem J. P. Kamanzi

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 365939940X


Page: 120

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African organisations increasingly require highly qualified interpreters to efficiently service their conferences While African universities offering interpreter training programs primarily aim at meeting this demand, African organisations have not shown much interest in collaborating with these academic institutions. This stands in marked contrast with the active support provided by some non-African institutions, such as the UN and the European Commission. The research objectives are (1)to identify the reasons for little or lack of participation of African consumer institutions of interpretation services in the training of interpreters; (2)to examine the benefits of the collaboration to the consumer institutions and the training institutions; and (3)to examine the potential extent and forms of collaboration between both parties. Key findings of the research are discussed in respect of the above objectives as well as conclusions and recommendations to address the problem. This book should be especially useful to organisations employing interpreters in Africa, interpreter training programs, professional interpreters and anyone interested in interpreter training in Africa.

The Bloomsbury Companion to Language Industry Studies

The Bloomsbury Companion to Language Industry Studies

Some cooperation does already exist, particularly with international organizations and, increasingly, with professional associations ... translation and public-service interpreting in Africa in collaboration with African universities.

Author: Erik Angelone

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350024946

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

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This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the key issues shaping the language industry, including translation, interpreting, machine translation, editing, terminology management, technology and accessibility. By exploring current and future research topics and methods, the Companion addresses language industry stakeholders, researchers, trainers and working professionals who are keen to know more about the dynamics of the language industry. Providing systematic coverage of a diverse range of translation and interpreting related topics and featuring an A to Z of key terms, The Bloomsbury Companion to Language Industry Studies examines how industry trends and technological advancement can optimize best practices in multilingual communication, language industry workspaces and training.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Interpreting African American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites

Interpreting African American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites

Wendi Manuel-Scott and Sara Howard-O'Brien provide an alternative to preservation in their case study of a now-demolished segregated school in Virginia. Although all of these projects rely on a collaborative approach, it's emphasized in ...

Author: Max A. van Balgooy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780759122802

Category: History

Page: 210

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In this landmark guide, nearly two dozen essays by scholars, educators, and museum leaders suggest the next steps in the interpretation of African American history and culture from the colonial period to the twentieth century at history museums and historic sites. This diverse anthology addresses both historical research and interpretive methodologies, including investigating church and legal records, using social media, navigating sensitive or difficult topics, preserving historic places, engaging students and communities, and strengthening connections between local and national history. Case studies of exhibitions, tours, and school programs from around the country provide practical inspiration, including photographs of projects and examples of exhibit label text. Highlights include: Amanda Seymour discusses the prevalence of "false nostalgia" at the homes of the first five presidents and offers practical solutions to create a more inclusive, nuanced history. Dr. Bernard Powers reveals that African American church records are a rich but often overlooked source for developing a more complete portrayal of individuals and communities. Dr. David Young, executive director of Cliveden, uses his experience in reinterpreting this National Historic Landmark to identify four ways that people respond to a history that has been too often untold, ignored, or appropriated—and how museums and historic sites can constructively respond. Dr. Matthew Pinsker explains that historic sites may be missing a huge opportunity in telling the story of freedom and emancipation by focusing on the underground railroad rather than its much bigger "upper-ground" counterpart. Martha Katz-Hyman tackles the challenges of interpreting the material culture of both enslaved and free African Americans in the years before the Civil War by discussing the furnishing of period rooms. Dr. Benjamin Filene describes three "micro-public history" projects that lead to new ways of understanding the past, handling source limitations, building partnerships, and reaching audiences. Andrea Jones shares her approach for engaging students through historical simulations based on the "Fight for Your Rights" school program at the Atlanta History Center. A exhibit on African American Vietnam War veterans at the Heinz History Center not only linked local and international events, but became an award-winning model of civic engagement. A collaboration between a university and museum that began as a local history project interpreting the Scottsboro Boys Trial as a website and brochure ended up changing Alabama law. A list of national organizations and an extensive bibliography on the interpretation of African American history provide convenient gateways to additional resources.
Categories: History



At the international level, the participation of various African countries in international organisations has provided increasing opportunities for conference interpreters at institutions such as the African Union, the United Nations in ...

Author: Franz Pochhacker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317391258

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 552

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Interpreting Studies is the authoritative reference for anyone with an academic or professional interest in interpreting. Drawing on the expertise of an international team of specialist contributors, this single-volume reference presents the state of the art in interpreting studies in a much more fine-grained matrix of entries than has ever been seen before. For the first time all key issues and concepts in interpreting studies are brought together and covered systematically and in a structured and accessible format. With all entries alphabetically arranged, extensively cross-referenced and including suggestions for further reading, this text combines clarity with scholarly accuracy and depth, defining and discussing key terms in context to ensure maximum understanding and ease of use. Practical and unique, this Encyclopedia of Interpreting Studies presents a genuinely comprehensive overview of the fast growing and increasingly diverse field of interpreting studies.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Translation of ICT for Education Towards a Knowledge Society

Translation of ICT for Education Towards a Knowledge Society

Associations of African Universities, Inter-University Council for East Africa, and partnerships with foreign universities assist in the development of ICT policies in African universities. Established universities further take up the ...

Author: Machunwangliu Kamei

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9783960670391

Category: Computers

Page: 252

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The growing importance of knowledge, research, innovation and evolving perspectives on expertise with the usage of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) are changing the sociology of knowledge in the globalized world. Universities are the major institutions involved in the production and dissemination of knowledge. This book looks at ICT for education initiatives taken up towards building a Knowledge Society as emphasized in national education policy regimes for encouraging knowledge generation, knowledge acquisition, knowledge diffusion and the exploitation of knowledge. The research examines the present practice of ICT adoption in an existing framework of University of Hyderabad (UOH) and Tezpur University (TZU) through intensive case study. The research attempts to analyze issues of knowledge, governance and access using ICT; the application of communication technologies in Higher Education Sector that helps in fulfilling the goal of a Knowledge Society; the communication process and strategies in the networking of higher education into a Knowledge Society; existing ‘digital divide’ and the implications. The Stakeholder’s perspective further highlights the advantages and the challenges faced in the actual implementation of ICT4E. Based on the study, the research offers recommendations for management, human resources, processes and institutional culture in ICT4E implementation.
Categories: Computers

The SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America

The SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America

the intellectual and practical challenges posed by African American scholars who had a special relationship with Africa ... of the interpretation of African history and culture and justified the need for an organization such as AHSA.

Author: Mwalimu J. Shujaa

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483346380

Category: Social Science

Page: 992

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The Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America provides an accessible ready reference on the retention and continuity of African culture within the United States. Our conceptual framework holds, first, that culture is a form of self-knowledge and knowledge about self in the world as transmitted from one person to another. Second, that African people continuously create their own cultural history as they move through time and space. Third, that African descended people living outside of Africa are also contributors to and participate in the creation of African cultural history. Entries focus on illuminating Africanisms (cultural retentions traceable to an African origin) and cultural continuities (ongoing practices and processes through which African culture continues to be created and formed). Thus, the focus is more culturally specific and less concerned with the broader transatlantic demographic, political and geographic issues that are the focus of similar recent reference works. We also focus less on biographies of individuals and political and economic ties and more on processes and manifestations of African cultural heritage and continuity. FEATURES: A two-volume A-to-Z work, available in a choice of print or electronic formats 350 signed entries, each concluding with Cross-references and Further Readings 150 figures and photos Front matter consisting of an Introduction and a Reader’s Guide organizing entries thematically to more easily guide users to related entries Signed articles concluding with cross-references
Categories: Social Science

Museum Cooperation between Africa and Europe

Museum Cooperation between Africa and Europe

volvement in interpreting other African collections, such as one at the Brighton and Hove Museum, in the UK. ... Collections in national institutions in Africa only represent the cultural heritage of a specific country; ...

Author: Thomas Laely

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839443811

Category: Art

Page: 272

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At a time of major transformations in the conditions and self-conceptions of cultural history and ethnological museums worldwide, it has become increasingly important for these museums to engage in cooperative projects. This book brings together insights and analyses of a wide variety of approaches to museum cooperation from different expert perspectives. Featuring a variety of African and European points of view and providing detailed empirical evidence, it establishes a new field of museological study and provides some suggestions for future museum practice.
Categories: Art

Departments of Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2012

Departments of Labor  Health and Human Services  Education  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2012

The program supports research training partnerships between U.S. and LMIC research institutions related to clinical , translation , and implementation research on human trauma and injury . The ultimate goal of this investment is to ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies


ISBN: UCR:31210020764567

Category: Administrative agencies


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Categories: Administrative agencies

Creating Participatory Dialogue in Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Interpretation

Creating Participatory Dialogue in Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Interpretation

Between these two bookends, the book organization is divided into two sections of case studies. ... Chapter “Community Archaeology and Collaborative Interpretation at a Rosenwald School: Understanding Fairview's Past Through Its ...

Author: John H. Jameson

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030819576

Category: Archaeology and state

Page: 259

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This volume examines evolving trends and transnational perspectives on public interpretation of archaeological and cultural heritage, as well as levels of communication, from local to regional, national and international. It is presented in the context of the evolution of cultural heritage studies from the 20th century "expert approach" to the 21st century "people-centered approach," with public participation and community involvement at all phases of the decision-making process. Our premise is not just about bringing in community members to be partners in decision making processes; some projects are being initiated by the community--not the heritage experts. In some instances, community members are central in initiating and bringing about change rather than the archaeologists or heritage specialists. In several cases in the book, descendants take the lead in changing heritage narratives. The book addresses several central questions: Do these actions represent new emphases, or more fundamental pedagogical shifts, in interpretation? Are they resulting in more effective interpretation in facilitating emotional and intellectual connections and meanings for audiences? Are they revealing silenced histories? Can they contribute to, or help mediate, dialogues among a diversity of cultures? Can they be shared experiences as examples of good practice at national and international levels? What are the interpretation and presentation challenges for the future? Cultural heritage, as an expression of a diversity of cultures, can be an important mediator between pasts and futures. In the past, people in power from the dominant ethnic, racial, socio-economic, gender, and religious groups determined the heritage message. Minorities were often silenced; their participation in the building and growth of a city, county, or nations history was overlooked. New philosophical/methodological trends in public interpretation are reshaping the messages delivered at archaeological/cultural heritage sites worldwide. The role of the experts, as well as the participatory engagement of audiences and stakeholders are being redefined and reassessed. This book explores these processes, their results and effects on the future.
Categories: Archaeology and state

Managing Human Resources in Health Care Organizations

Managing Human Resources in Health Care Organizations

FHC is the primary care provider for refugees resettled in the community each year from Europe, Asia, and Africa by the Office of Refugee Resettlement and local agencies. In collaboration with the University of North Dakota School of ...

Author: Leiyu Shi

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763729974

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 412

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Light on complex theoretical language, this relevant, accessible text offers a hands-on approach to studying human resources in various healthcare systems such as hospitals, integrated healthcare systems, managed care settings, private practices, and public health clinics. The book can be used as a stand-alone textbook in undergraduate or graduate level courses on human resources. With its practice-oriented approach, it is also a valuable resource for current health care organizations.
Categories: Business & Economics