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ERIC Number: ED198308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-30
Pages: 532
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Developing Curriculum for Interpreter Training Programs in Vocational Education. Final Report, July 1, 1979-June 30, 1980.
Roy, Cynthia B.; And Others
A project was conducted to develop a curriculum for training interpreters to use American Sign Language (ASL) to serve the deaf. The three-phase project involved (1) a task analysis to catalog the skills needed by interpreters and location of existing materials to determine areas where material needed to be developed; (2) development of a model training program that included flexible curricula and comprehensive syllabi; and (3) validation of the curriculum by using part of the materials in an inservice training for nine non-certified interpreters already in the field. Comparison of the pre- and posttests administered during the one-day pilot inservice attested to the project's success by indicating a 50 percent increase in accuracy to questions covering materials in the tested module. Project recommendations called for continued curriculum development, audio-visual material development, and further field testing. (Nineteen appendixes--98 per cent of the document--include the following tangible products of the project: a task inventory and analysis, an interpreter training curriculum outline, model program guidelines and design, course syllabi for the curriculum outline, an in-depth instructional module for teaching interpretation skills with format and style developed for all modules, and an annotated bibliography.) (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Technical Inst., Waco.
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