ERIC Number: ED449741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Construyendo Puentes (Building Bridges): Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Spanish. AAHE's Series on Service-Learning in the Disciplines.
Hellebrandt, Josef, Ed.; Varona, Lucia T., Ed.
This volume is part of a series of 18 monographs on service learning and the academic disciplines. It is designed to help teachers, administrators, and students realize the potential of service learning in Spanish. Following a Foreword by Carmen Chaves Tesser and an Introduction by Josef Hellebrandt and Lucia T. Varona, the four essays in Part 1, focus on "Service-Learning as Theory," and include: "Service-Learning and Spanish: A Missing Link" (Aileen Hale); "Critical Pedagogy and Service-Learning in Spanish: Crossing Borders in the Freshman Seminar" (Jonathan F. Arries); "Service-Learning and Language-Acquisition Theory and Practice" (Jeanne Mullaney); and "From Instrumental to Interactive to Critical Knowledge through Service-Learning in Spanish" (Lucia T. Varona). Chapters in Part 2, "Service-Learning from the Classroom," include: "Service-Learning with Bilingual Communities and the Struggle for Change: A Critical Approach" (Mark Baldwin, Rosario Diaz-Greenberg, and Joseph Keating); "Altruism and Community Service in Hispanic Literature: Readings and Praxis" (Estelle Irizarry); "Learning the Basics of Spanish Translation: Articulating a Balance between Theory and Practice through Community Service" (Carmen Lizardi-Rivera); "Raising Cultural Awareness through Service-Learning in Spanish Culture and Conversation: Tutoring in the Migrant Education Program in Salem" (Patricia Varas); and "Community-Based Language Learning: Integrating Language and Service" (J. Patrick Boyle and Denise M. Overfield). Chapters in Part 3, "Service-Learning in Local and International Communities," include: "Community Video: Empowerment through University and Community Interaction" (Teresa Darias, Arturo Gomez, Josef Hellebrandt, Amy Loomis, Marta Orendain, and Silvia Quezada); "Expanding Our Vision of Literacy: Learning To Read the World of Others" (Nancy Jean Smith); and "The Chongon-Colonche Hills in Western Ecuador: Preservation through Community Empowerment" (Clarice R. Strang). Appended is a 27-item annotated bibliography. (All essays include references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Altruism, Bilingualism, College Freshmen, College Students, Community Services, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, First Year Seminars, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Language Acquisition, Language Skills, Language Teachers, Literacy, Migrant Youth, School Community Programs, Second Language Learning, Service Learning, Spanish, Student Participation, Student Volunteers, Translation, Videotape Recordings
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Ecuador