Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Sojourners of the Master Mentor Program: A study of effective practice
by Williams, Cynthia L., D.Ed., Capella University, 2011, 148; 3464682
Abstract (Summary)

The Master Mentor Program (MMP) housed at the University of Colorado, Boulder for two years, and then subsequently moved to Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, served as the research focus for the concepts, philosophies, and outcomes produced by the mentee-focused mentoring promoted by the MMP. The study was designed to analyze the efficacy of the MMP and its unique philosophies and varied approaches in preparing mentors for the field of American Sign Language-English interpreting.The study examined graduates' perceptions of how effective the philosophies and practices of the MMP are in their work as Master Mentors. A qualitative ethnographic case study design was used for this research. The case study explored the depths of the MMP as it is bound in time and activities. This method invoked descriptive research based on a real-life situation. The design provided the opportunity to collect detailed information, using data from four cohorts of students in the MMP. Inductive logic was used to discover the reality behind the data collected in a case study. In presenting these findings, a multidimensional perspective of those who participated is conveyed. Examining the MMP offered an excellent way to gather qualitative information and use such research to establish effective practices within the field of mentoring for American Sign Language-English interpreters.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Covington, Marsha
Commitee: Jacobs, Howard, Winston, Elizabeth
School: Capella University
Department: School of Education
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 72/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Pedagogy, Adult education
Keywords: American Sign Language-English, Master Mentor Program, Mentee-centered, Mentoring, Mentoring ASL-English interpreters, Mentoring approaches, Mentoring effective practice, Mentoring philosophies
Publication Number: 3464682
ISBN: 9781124811338
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