he field of service learning is rapidly coming in from the margins of education as we move into the 1990s. Across the country, students and faculty alike are examining the learning potential of what is already a socially positive force. This growth is not unlike the growth of college internship programs in the 1970s and '80s, where increasing numbers of college students majoring in disciplines not traditionally associated with "experiential learning" were given the opportunities to test out and apply their knowledge and abilities in work settings. An important result of this move into the "real world" was, of course, the formulation and clarification of career goals.
Wutzdorff, Allen, "Service Learning Belongs" (1993). Higher Education. 36.