1st Edition

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

ISBN 9781138739147
Published September 7, 2017 by Routledge
138 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations

USD $155.00

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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