Redefining the Landscape of Educational Interpreting

Make Your Voice Heard!

Have you provided sign language interpreting  services in an educational setting in the past two years? If so, want to hear from you!

We are conducting a study to explore the personal characteristics and employment conditions of sign language interpreters in educational settings.

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Purpose: The reason that we are doing this research is to learn more about the field of educational interpreting, and if any changes have occurred towards professionalization in recent years.

Researchers in the field of educational interpreting are studying educational interpreters and their workplace situations.  We are interested in finding out information about the individuals who are providing these services, such as personal demographics and credentials, as well as the conditions and provisions of the employing school districts.  If you currently interpret in a preschool through twelfth grade educational setting, or have done so within the two years, or if have provided services for an educational setting through remote or virtual means, you are invited to participate in this study, because you have valuable perspectives to share.  Your involvement in the study is expected to last about 30 minutes to complete the online survey.

Benefits: As a result of taking part in this research, you will help us understand more about educational interpreters and educational interpreting, which can contribute to improving the field.

The first 200 participants to complete the survey will receive a $10 discount towards membership in the National Association of Interpreters in Education (NAIE), which can be initial or renewal.

Upon completion of the study, which is anticipated to be no later than March of 2022, 10 participants who complete the survey will be randomly chosen to receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

Principal Investigator: Kristen Guynes, PhD; RID Ed:K-12; ASLTA Certified; FSU SCSD Teaching Faculty

Research Team: Dr. Kristen Guynes; Dr. Deborah Cates; Jennifer Tomich, Tobi Gordon

Disclosure: Dr. Deborah Cates, a co-investigator on this study, is a Board Member of the NAIE and may receive sponsored travel and/or presenter’s fees, internally or externally, for this and other relevant work.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Kristen Guynes: kristen.guynes@fsu.edu

 

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