ERIC Number: ED257301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Educational Interpreters--A New Breed.
Irwin, Cindy; Morgan, Susan
The emergence and importance of educational interpreters for hearing impaired students are reviewed. Qualifications in the Mesa (Arizona) Public Schools for this position are set forth, including certification and ability to work on a team. Duties beyond interpreting include assisting in normal classroom routines and procedures and acting as liaison between special and regular education programs. Mainstreaming duties are noted for the position at both the elementary and secondary levels. Elementary interpreters are involved in such tasks as sign language instruction for regular education students while secondary interpreters may be involved in tutoring, liaison, and special occasions. Appended materials includes sample job descriptions and staff guidelines. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (63rd, Anaheim, CA, April 15-19, 1985).