Critical Service-learning as Revolutionary Pedagogy: A Project of Student Agency in Action

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Bradley J. Porfilio, Heather Hickman
IAP, 2011 - Education - 334 pages
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This volume will be a valuable resource to instructors who teach in the fields of teacher education, social studies, educational leadership, social work, social, cultural and philosophical foundations of education, sociology, political science, and global studies as well as their students. Due to the volume's international focus, the authors also expect that it will purchased by a large number of university libraries, researchers, educators and others in a number of countries. This book begins with a foreword by Mike Cole. Part I contains: (1) Power and Service-Learning: Salience, Place, and Practice (Andrea Yoder Clark and Maura Nugent); (2) Distant or Direct: Participant's Interactions With Service Recipients While Completing Ontario's Community Involvement Requirement (Kaylan C. Schwarz); (3) Critical Service-Learning and the Black Freedom Movement (Kecia Hayes); (4) Cognitive Dissonance in International Service-Learning: Possibilities and Challenges for Service-Learning Pedagogy (Elizabeth Doerr); (5) To Build a Sustainable International Service-Learning Partnership: Pushing Service Learning Beyond the Boundaries Toward a Revolutionary Project of Community and Consciousness in Jamaica (Adam Renneri); (6) Service-Learning, Liberal Education, and the Public Schools (D. G. Mulcahy, Wendy Doromal, Omaris Journet, and Donal E. Mulcahy); and (7) Education, Critical Service-Learning, and Social Justice: The Australian Experience of Doing Thick Democracy in the Classroom (David Zyngierl). Part ii contains: (8) The Humanity of Teaching and Learning: Scenarios of a Pedagogy of Compassion, Community, and Change (Diana M. Feige, Maureen Connolly, and Michael Furey); (9) The Equity Leadership Project: Preparing Socially Inclusive Educators (Christopher DeLuca, Meghan L. DeLagran, Eric Feurguson, and Stephanie Ho); (10) Helping Teacher Candidates Develop a Critical Perspective in a Foundations Course: a Freirian Look at How Teacher Candidates Interpret Their Service-Learning Experience (C. Lynne Hannah, Barri Tinkler, and Elizabeth Mille); (11) Living in Riverhill: a Postcritical Challenge to the Production of a Neoliberal Success Story (Allison Daniel Anders and Jessica Nina Lester); (12) Critical Openings and Possibilities: Navigating Challenges for Change (Steven Hart); (13) Holding on to Transformation: Reflections on Global Service Learning (Susan L. Herrmann); and (14) Toward a Theory and Practice of Radical Pragmatism (Brian Charest).
 

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This is a must read for activists and community workers, teachers and students who want to go beyond the typical charity lead service learning to become part of transformative change.
Practical and theoretical at the same time!

Contents

Salience Place
3
Participants Interactions With Service
29
Critical ServiceLearning and the Black Freedom
47
To Build a Sustainable International ServiceLearning
95
ServiceLearning Liberal Education and
115
The Australian Experience of Doing Thick Democracy
135
PART II
155
Preparing Socially
179
Helping Teacher Candidates Develop a Critical
203
A Postcritical Challenge
223
Navigating Challenges
251
Reflections
273
Toward a Theory and Practice of Radical Pragmatism
297
Afterword
317
About the Authors
325
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