Fall 1997

The Writer's Block

Books By JMU Staff

Best Practices in Educational Interpreting
Allyn and Bacon, 1998
ISBN 0135289696
By Brenda Chaffin Seal

Brenda Chaffin Seal is a JMU associate professor of communication sciences and disorders. Seal's expertise includes teaching, research and supervision in deafness-related areas. She is a free-lance interpreter and consults with schools that provide educational services to deaf and hard-of-hearing students. She is certified in speech-language pathology, education of the deaf and interpreting.

The first practical resource guide ever for professional interpreters, Best Practices takes a developmental approach to curriculum and instruction regarding deaf and hard-of- hearing students who use interpreters, moving from preschool on through graduate school.

The topics covered relate to the specific needs of learners of each age and apply to interpreters who use sign language, cued speech and oral interpreting.

Teacher Education in Transition
Collaborative Programs to Prepare General and Special Educators
Love Publishing Co., 1997
ISBN 0891082506
Edited by Linda P. Blanton, Cynthia C. Griffin, Judith A. Winn, Marleen C. Pugach.

Linda P. Blanton is director of the School of Education and professor of education at JMU.

Blanton's teaching background includes experience working with general classroom and special education students. She is a former president of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children and author of numerous articles about general and special education.

Teacher Education in Transition examines ways to transform education schools and to change practices in kindergarten through 12th-grade schools. The book is aimed at people involved in teacher preparation programs and focuses on 10 case studies. The book calls for collaboration as schools strive to meet the needs of all learners.

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