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

Paper: 978 1 56377 022 7 / $35.00
Published: January 1999  

Lib E-Book: 978 1 62036 020 0 / $95.00  
About Library E-Book

Published: December 2011  

Publisher: Stylus Publishing
226 pp., 6" x 9"
Series: Service Learning in the Disciplines Series
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".

Table of Contents:
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

Annotated Bibliography—Aileen Hale
Contributors to This Volume