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Best Practices in Educational Interpreting - 2nd edition

Best Practices in Educational Interpreting (ISBN10: 0205386024; ISBN13: 9780205386024)
ISBN13: 978-0205386024
ISBN10: 0205386024

Summary: Designed for all who work with the heterogeneous population of students with hearing loss, Best Practices in Educational Interpreting, Second Edition, offers state-of-the-art information for interpreters in primary through higher education settings.

This text provides a comprehensive, developmentally organized overview of the process of interpreting in educational settings. Issues and methods are presented from a practical orientation, with representative morecases that illustrate the topics. Students learn about the changing needs of the hearing impaired as they move from primary school through college. It is an ample resource as a stand-alone book and serves as a perfect supplement to a widely recognized "good books" library on deafness.


  • Discusses techniques applicable to interpreters who use sign language, cued speech, and oral interpreting.
  • Explores real-world issues through the use of cases and vignettes throughout the text, giving students road maps for problem solving through the use of "best practice" solutions.
  • Presents the future of educational interpreting from a research perspective that focuses on what we have learned, what we are gaining from current research, and where we need to go for further learning.
  • Provides an excellent resource for anyone working with deaf and hard-of-hearing students, including interpreters, regular education teachers, parents, speech-language pathologists, and deaf educators.
New To This Edition
  • Incorporates new information on language learning from infancy through adulthood, which provides readers with a broader scope of knowledge in language learning and the interpreter's role in matching language of the educational setting to the advancing language levels of the consumers (Chs. 3, 4, 5 & 6).
  • Provides up-to-date news on technology in the field, including expectations for cochlear implant students of various ages, explanations of how to use assistive technology, and information on how to incorporate technology into one's professional development as an interpreter.
  • Includes current information on the status of educational interpreting that provides readers with updates on the state of the nation's educational interpreting in K-12 and in higher education settings.
  • Encourages a contemporary mindset by providing readers with cases addressing current issues surrounding new technology, new demands on interpreters, and new ethical dilemmas. less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Year Published: 2004
International: No

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