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Building Communities and Making Connections

Editor(s): Susana Rivera-Mills, Juan Antonio Trujillo

Book Description

Building Communities and Making Connections explores areas of academic and community engagement, through various studies that include community service learning, and the development and implementation of university programs that contain a community dimension. Academic endeavors have long been seen as separate from the realities of local and regional communities. This book closes the gap by looking at ways in which both academia and the communities its serves can collaborate to create authentic and applied learning environments.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-1957-2
ISBN-10: 1-4438-1957-3
Date of Publication: 01/04/2010
Pages / Size: 260 / A5
Price: £39.99


Susana Rivera-Mills is Associate Professor of Spanish and Diversity Advancement at Oregon State University. She holds BA and MA degrees from University of Iowa and the PhD from University of New Mexico. She has published various articles and presented at numerous national and international conferences in the areas of Spanish in the US, issues in sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, and Spanish for heritage speakers.

Juan Antonio Trujillo is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics at Oregon State University. He holds BA and MA degrees from Brigham Young University and the PhD from The University of Texas at Austin. His primary areas of research include history of Spanish in the US Southwest, pedagogies of engagement, and language revitalization and language policy. He has presented at various national and international conferences and published scholarly articles in these areas.