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Developing graduate knowledge and skills for the world of work: The case of the translation curriculum in Vietnam

Pham, Hiep Hoa and Tran, Ly Thi 2013, Developing graduate knowledge and skills for the world of work: The case of the translation curriculum in Vietnam, Language, society and culture, no. 36, pp. 7-17.

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Title Developing graduate knowledge and skills for the world of work: The case of the translation curriculum in Vietnam
Author(s) Pham, Hiep Hoa
Tran, Ly Thi
Journal name Language, society and culture
Issue number 36
Start page 7
End page 17
Total pages 11
Publisher University of Tasmania
Place of publication Launceston, Tas.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1327-774X
Keyword(s) graduate knowledge and skills
translation program
curriculum design
Vietnam
Summary National and global challenges have given rise to the need to prepare Vietnamese graduates for effective adaptation to the increasingly changing professional field, their community, their society and the globalised world. The tertiary education curriculum thus needs to take into account the employment market, socio-cultural demands and students’ individual needs in order to develop highly educated populations for the world of work and for the current knowledge economy.

Based on a case study of the translation curriculum in a B.A. (Bachelors of Arts) language program, this paper addresses the mismatch between the demands of the translation employment market and the curriculum within the context of Vietnamese tertiary education. It raises a number of important issues related to the tensions between the centralised curriculum, learner-centred education, the actual demands of the employment market as well as the issue of capacity building in response to the socialist-oriented market economy and the changing workplace context in Vietnam. Implications are drawn not only for the translation curriculum, but also for the reform of the Vietnamese tertiary education curriculum as a whole, in order to enhance graduate employability.
Language eng
Field of Research 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
130103 Higher Education
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, University of Tasmania
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30055898

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