Abstract

The goal of this project was to develop a proposal for interpreter education at the University of Iowa based on research into the needs of various stakeholders in the state of Iowa. Surveys were distributed to potential students of such a program, as well as to Deaf and hearing consumers of interpreting services, entities that employ interpreters, and interpreters currently working in Iowa. Data collected from these surveys provided insight into the current state of the interpreting field in Iowa; insight that was used to support the proposal for an Interpreter Education Program at the University of Iowa. Additional research into a variety of issues raised by this survey data is recommended. While the research conducted for this study was specific to the state of Iowa, the data collected could inform additional studies, specifically in the areas of consumer understanding of interpreting practice and interpreter education and certification.

Exit Requirement

Professional Project

Date of Award

5-30-2013

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies

Committee Chair

Amanda R. Smith

Committee Member

Elisa Maroney

Committee Member

Richard Hurtig

Keywords

Iowa, Interpreter Education Program

Language

eng

Type (DCMI Terms)

Text

Notes

As per Amanda Smith, this publication will not appear in the Digital Commons until December 2013 (6 month embargo.)

Subject Categories

Other Education | Special Education and Teaching

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