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The revival of a language is a matter of justice and a step in restitution and recovery

 

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

An interesting take on indigenous language preservation by Ross Perlin, Co-Director of the Endangered Languages Alliance. In the October issue of "Artforum" he makes a compelling case for the need for financial support, from ...

Are apprenticeships going to emerge as a viable and scalable future alternative to college?

 

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Two recent articles in the Harvard Business Review present radically opposing views on the issue of skills training as a possible future alternative to higher education. This is an issue which is likely to ...

Making the case for non-binary measures of gender in surveys and censuses

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

Despite the global movement for greater recognition of gender diversity, few major surveys and censuses use non-binary gender questions outside the health and medical fields. One year ago we wrote an article on this ...

What makes this year’s Booker Prize different?

 

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

There are a number of interesting "firsts" for the 2019 Booker prize, the two winners of which were announced recently. Bernardine Evaristo is the first black woman to win and the first black British ...

A very entertaining article about the “Oxford comma”, and why we recommend using it

 

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Also known as the "serial comma", it's the final comma in a list of three or more things, and its presence or absence can significantly alter the meaning of a sentence. The example that is most ...

Would Olga Tokarczuk have won the Nobel prize if she had not been translated into English?

 

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Nobel prize laureate Olga Tokarczuk has been a bestselling author in Poland for three decades. In a recent interview for "The Guardian" she says she wonders how her life would have worked out if ...

Highlights from the E-ATP Conference in Madrid

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

The E-ATP conference was a vibrant event, bustling with awareness of disruption in the testing industry and eagerness to board the train to transform assessments. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, brain science, big data, personalized and adaptive ...

A Translatability Workshop for Test Authors

by Steve Dept, cApStAn CEO

Experienced psychometricians and test authors who writes good questions can be monolingual. It doesn't prevent them from doing a sterling job. As a matter of fact, Anglo-Saxon items writing practices have dominated the assessment universe for about half a century now, ...

Is there a connection between student reading scores and the STEM gender gap?

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Economists at the Paris School of Economics and Dauphine University in France believe there is. In a recent study they have analyzed data on how 300.000 teenagers in 64 countries performed on math and reading in the ...

The recovered original of Koestler’s “Darkness at noon”, lost in 1940, now out in a new English translation

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

A new translation of the internationally acclaimed anti-totalitarian novel "Darkness at Noon" will allow the English reading public to read it for the first time as Arthur Koestler wrote it. A recent article in for "The Literary ...