The dynamic tensions of service learning in higher education – A philosophical perspective

Kezar, A; Rhoads, RA


Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
72 2 148 DOI: 10.2307/2649320


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English Other


This article explores sources of tension associated with the service-learning movement in higher education. The authors return to the origins of the movement, John Dewey, to find ways to address these tensions. The authors conclude by suggesting that institutional leaders look to the philosophy of Dewey to create the organizational changes necessary to successfully implement service learning.


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