Educational Interpreting How It Can Succeed

ISBN-10: 1563683091

ISBN-13: 9781563683091

Edition: 2005

Authors: Elizabeth A. Winston

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This incisive book explores the current state of educational interpreting and how it is failing deaf students. The contributors, all renowned experts in their field, include former educational interpreters, teachers of deaf students, interpreter trainers, and deaf recipients of interpreted educations. Educational Interpretingpresents the salient issues in three distinct sections. Part 1 focuses on deaf students—their perspectives on having interpreters in the classroom, the language myths that surround them, the accessibility of language to them, and their cognition. Part 2 raises questions about the support and training that interpreters receive from the school systems, the qualifications that many interpreters bring to an interpreted education, and the accessibility of everyday classrooms for deaf students placed in such environments. Part 3 presents a few of the possible suggestions for addressing the concerns of interpreted educations, and focuses primarily on the interpreter. The contributors discuss the need to (1) define the core knowledge and skills interpreters must have and (2) develop standards of practice and assessment. They also stress that interpreters cannot effect the necessary changes alone; unless and until administrators, parents, teachers, and students recognize the inherent issues of access to education through mediation, little will change for deaf students.
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
Publication date: 2/2/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Student perspectives on educational interpreting : twenty deaf and hard of hearing students offer insights and suggestions
Language myths in interpreted education : first language, second language, what language?
Language accessibility in a transliterated education : English signing systems
How might learning through an educational interpreter influence cognitive development?
Perspectives on educational interpreting from educational anthropology and an Internet discussion group
Competencies of K-12 educational interpreters : what we need versus what we have
Interpretability and accessibility of mainstream classrooms
Educational interpreting : developing standards of practice
Assessment and supervision of educational interpreters : what job? : whose job? : is this process necessary?
The educational interpreter performance assessment : current structure and practices
Theoretical tools for educational interpreters, or "the true confessions of an ex-educational interpreter"
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