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Mentoring: Fostering The Profession While Mitigating The Gap, Kimberly A. Boeh Mar 2016

Mentoring: Fostering The Profession While Mitigating The Gap, Kimberly A. Boeh

Master's of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Theses

Literature suggests that mentoring in the field of interpreting will help novice interpreters overcome the steep learning curve that exists between graduation from college preparation programs (or through other entry-level avenues) and work readiness. This study investigated the perceived benefits of mentoring for the signed language interpreting profession by practitioners in the field. A total of 443 respondents varying in age, sex, ethnic backgrounds, work experience and certification levels from the United States and Canada were included in this study.

The purpose was to clarify the attitudes, beliefs, and perspectives of current practitioners and students in the field of signed ...