Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
Recognizing, as John Dewey observed, that democracy begins in conversation, the Service-Learning Writing Project views the writing classroom as a place where rhetorical processes and democratic practices naturally converge. Informed by complementary disciplinary conversations in public culture studies and composition research, the project's interdisciplinary curriculum and pedagogical methods seek to shape habits of heart and mind that advance the development of critical discourse skills, the refinement of civic sensibility, and the promotion of students' ethical responsibility for the public good.
Cooper, David D. and Julier, Laura, "Writing the Ties that Bind: Service-Learning in the Writing Classroom" (1995). Higher Education. 75.