Cultural Liaisons, Interpreters and Translators in the Special Education Process
Minnesota Department of Education
Roseville, MN: Minnesota Department of Education
2003, 24 pages
This is Chapter 5 of a larger "English Language Learner Companion Manual" that covers the intersection of ELL programs and special education. This chapter provides information on cultural liaisons (their role, training them, etc.) and much information on interpreters and translators (their role, locating one, steps in working with one, training, etc.). It also outlines the differences between cultural liaisons, advocates, and interpreters and where their roles may overlap. Sample forms and a sample code of ethics are included.