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Service Learning in Interpreter Education

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Except for a smattering of journal articles, sign language interpreting educators have had no primary guide for fashioning service-learning programs aimed at Deaf communities beyond internships. Sherry Shaw aims to remedy this in her new book Service Learning in Interpreter Education: Strategies for Extending Student Involvement in the Deaf Community.

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Strategies for Extending Student Involvement in the Deaf Community
In this book, author Sherry Shaw outlines how to extend student involvement beyond the field experience of an internship or practicum and suggests how to overcome student resistance to a course that seems atypical. A framework for a service-learning course syllabus is provided, including how to establish Deaf community partnerships and how to conduct student assessments. Shaw introduces the educational strategy behind service-learning, explaining it as a tool for re-centering the Deaf community in interpreter education. She then provides the framework for a service-learning course syllabus, including establishing Deaf community partnerships and how to conduct student assessments.

Service Learning in Interpreter Education concludes with first-person accounts from students and community members who recount their personal and professional experiences with service learning. With this thorough guide, interpreter education programs can develop stand-alone courses or modules within existing coursework. With this thorough guide, interpreter education programs can develop stand-alone courses or modules within existing coursework. [Sherry Shaw; (2013) 172 pages; hard cover]
Product Type Book
ISBN 9781563685552

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