1st Edition

Construyendo Puentes (Building Bridges) Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Spanish

Edited By Josef Hellebrandt, Lucia T. Varona Copyright 1999

    Thirteenth in the Service-Learning in Disciplines series, this book provides a sound approach to the many conceptual and methodological changes that have taken place in the teaching of languages and cultures. By reviewing the accomplishments of Spanish teachers and what theory informs us, the editors have compiled a series of suggestions to help students and teachers "connect with communities in order to facilitate learning with each other rather than about each other".

    About This Series—Edward Zlotkowski Foreword—Carmen Chaves Tesser Introduction—Josef Hellebrandt and Lucia T. Varona Section I. Service-Learning as Theory Service-Learning and Spanish. A Missing Link—Aileen Hale Critical Pedagogy and Service-Learning in Spanish. Crossing Borders in the Freshman Seminar—Johnathan F. Arries Service-Learning and Language-Acquisition Theory and Practice—Jeanne Mullaney From Instrumental to Interactive to Critical Knowledge Through Service-Learning in Spanish—Lucia T. Varona Section II. Service Learning From the Classroom 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 Community-Based Language Learning. Integrating Language and Service—J. Patrick Boyle and Denise M. Overfield Section III. Service-Learning in Local and International Communities 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 The Chongón-Colonche Hills in Western Ecuador. Preservation Through Community Empowerment—Clarice R. Strang Appendix Annotated Bibliography—Aileen Hale Contributors to This Volume


    Volume Editors: JOSEF HELLEBRANDT is an assistant professor of Spanish at Santa Clara University where he coordinates the first-year Spanish program and the department's multimedia instruction. His research focuses on using tech­nology for cross-cultural learning and communication. LUCIA T. VARONA is a Spanish lecturer at Santa Clara University. She also has worked for many years with community-based programs in Guatemala and San Jose, California.