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