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ERIC Number: EJ1018339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2133
Integrated or Isolated Experiences? Considering the Role of Service-Learning in the Spanish Language Curriculum
Barreneche, Gabriel Ignacio; Ramos-Flores, Hector
Hispania, v96 n2 p215-228 Jun 2013
The principal aim of this project is to examine whether academic service-learning deserves a more intentional place in foreign language programs, given its success on the individual course level. The focus will be on Spanish language programs, since they teach the most commonly learned foreign language in the United States and have proven to be on the vanguard of service-learning and language instruction. Following a careful evaluation of the theoretical frameworks of service-learning pedagogy on the whole and in the realm of language instruction, we will explore national trends in the implementation of service-learning on the curricular level of language programs. Finally, this paper will discuss the future of implementing service-learning in language program curricula by examining the conditions necessary for the successful institutionalization of service-learning in the Spanish curriculum as well as potential drawbacks and obstacles to this increased presence in the language curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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