Service Learning as a Political Act in Education: Bicultural Foundations for a Decolonizing Pedagogy, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Service Learning as a Political Act in Education

Bicultural Foundations for a Decolonizing Pedagogy, 1st Edition

By Kortney Hernandez


138 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2017-09-07
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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

About the Author

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

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects