Translation and interpretation has failed to keep pace

16th March 2001 at 00:00
Changes in education produce vast numbers of written and spoken messages for a growing variety of audiences. But the provision of translation and interpretation for those whose first language isn't English has failed to keep pace. As Good As Your Word is a campaigning book that outlines the problem and offers some solutions. There is useful information on how institutions can find interpreters and on themany ways their skills need to be used. Advice on maintaining clients' dignity and confidentiality is also stressed. All schools would benefit from considering these unavoidable issues.

As Good As Your Word by Marsha Sanders costs pound;25 + pound;1.50 pamp;p from The Maternity Alliance, 45 Beech Street, London EC2P 2LX. Tel: 020 7588 8583. Fax: 020 7588 8584. Email: info@maternityalliance.org.uk


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