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ERIC Number: EJ780926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 76
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
Service-Learning as a Method of Teaching Multiculturalism to White College Students
Sperling, Rick
Journal of Latinos and Education, v6 n4 p309-322 Sep 2007
Multicultural service-learning has come to be seen as a viable means by which to teach about the complexities of our multiethnic, multiracial world. However, when the service component involves having White college students tutor Black and Latino schoolchildren, there are numerous ethical issues that must be seriously considered. It is argued that a number of ideological and institutional barriers prevent multicultural service-learning from being an ethically defensible and transformative pedagogy. What it has become instead is a way of acting out cultural deficit thinking in the name of multicultural education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A