With civic engagement in mind, service learning (SL) is becoming increasingly important across academic disciplines. Here, Sherry Shaw provides much-needed practical guidance on creating course syllabi, establishing deaf community partnerships, and conducting student evaluations for sign language interpreter education programs. She also addresses program feasibility, ethics, and student resistance to a typical coursework. Service Learning in Interpreter Education will prove indispensable to interpreter education program directors and anyone practicing in the field.
Sherry Shaw is associate professor in the Department of Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education and program director of the ASL/English Interpreting Program, both at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville.