New Directions fo Teaching and Learning
The theoretical bases of academic service learning are examined, with particular attention to John Dewey’s contributions. The service learning movement is conceptualized as part of an ongoing—and still unsuccessful—effort to “de-Platonize” and democratize American higher education in particular and American schooling in general.
Harkavy, Ira and Benson, Lee, "De-Platonizing and Democratizing Education as the Bases of Service Learning" (1998). Service Learning, General. 39.