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ERIC Number: ED449741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 220
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-56377-022-9
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)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Ecuador