1st Edition

Service Learning as a Political Act in Education Bicultural Foundations for a Decolonizing Pedagogy

By Kortney Hernandez Copyright 2018
    162 Pages
    by Routledge

    162 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Disrupting assumptions and commonsensical ideologies of "service," Service Learning as a Political Act in Education presents a clear and systematic analysis that unveils the rampant contradictions within the service learning field. By providing a careful, critical bicultural examination of the field, this book questions the relentless insertion of service learning programs into working-class, bicultural communities. Through a decolonizing lens, this book offers a radical political confrontation of service learning ideologies and practices.

    Foreword: Antonia Darder

    Chapter 1: Pedagogy of the Culturally Invaded

    Chapter 2: Historical, Colonial, and Philosophical Foundations of Service Learning

    Chapter 3: Intersections of Politics, Ideology, and the Economy

    Chapter 4: Decolonizing the Service Learning Curriculum

    Chapter 4: An Emancipatory Vision of Critical Bicultural Service Learning

    Afterword: A Letter to Those Whom Dare to Serve


    Kortney Hernandez is a Jumpstart Site Manager in the Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good at California State University, Los Angeles, USA.