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Mentoring

2017

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Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education

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

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Let’S Bridge The Gap! Cross-Cultural Mentoring, Royce M. Carpenter Dec 2017

Let’S Bridge The Gap! Cross-Cultural Mentoring, Royce M. Carpenter

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

Few Black students graduate from signed language interpreting programs across the United States and even fewer continue practicing in the signed language interpreting field. Black Deaf consumers are often left with White interpreters who know little of Black cultural norms, and the complexity of cultural information is sometimes mishandled while messages are relayed (Shambourger, 2015). The longevity and numbers of Black interpreters in the field of signed language interpreting needs to increase, and Interpreter Training Programs should be trailblazers in this effort (West-Oyedele, 2015). In addition, many White interpreters in the field need to learn about the cultural norms, and ...