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Welcome to the International Center for Service-Learning in Teacher Education, housed at Duke University!

News:

New Visions for Service-Learning

An International Center for Service-Learning in Teacher Education Working Summit to Advance Research, Policy, and Collaborative Practicein Teacher Education Across the Globe

April 8-9, 2014 – Washington, D.C.


  • What are our current collective strengths and challenges regarding service-learning in teacher education across the globe?
  • How can our shared knowledge advance service-learning to benefit education systems, students and communities?
  • About what do we need to think and what do we need to develop to ensure we actualize the potential of high quality service-learning in the next five years?

Join us for a two-day Working Summit bringing together over forty service-learning leaders from countries across the globe for engaged dialogue to advance new visions for service-learning in teacher education. Three strands will address research, policy, and collaborative practice. Our conversation begins on March 15, 2014, when participants receive select documents and articles to stimulate our best thinking and launch this collegial experience.  

Space is limited, register now!

What can we expect to occur? Most importantly, this event will be influenced and shaped by attendees. The following framework will be enhanced before and during these two days of collaborative exchange. Read the current agenda; your ideas are welcome.

 

Summit Day One—Agenda:

  • Summit Overview and brief participant introductions
  • Opening: Moving Forward—Setting A Future Course of Action
  • Quick conversations to discuss and add to shared knowledge
  • Research, Policy, and Collaborative Practice, Session One—In three groups we will develop essential questions to help us move from where we are to where we want to be.
  • Research, Policy, and Collaborative Practice, Session Two—Creating our collective future begins now, as we share the questions (using technology) and, in our groups, generate response.
  • Day one concludes with sharing of essential questions and big Ideas.
     

Summit Day Two—Working Agenda:

  • New Visions day two opening session is a Call to Action Two, with summary reflection on day one with remarks that illustrate the intersection of Research, Policy, and Collaborative Practice.
  • Research, Policy, and Collaborative Practice, Session Three—Our groups construct action plans, specific steps that may be regional, may be collective, may involve communication systems, and ideally offers fresh thinking for moving forward with a five-year plan.
  • New Visions concludes with cross-group conversations that challenge, add-to, and re-fresh our thinking.
  • A New Visions presentation will be made at the 2014 National Service-Learning Conference which follows the Summit
  • A New Visions summary document will be published online by the International Center by June 15, 2014.

The cost of the event is $200 USD per participant for those who register before March 24, 2014; registration increases to $275 USD after March 24, 2014. Register online at http://events.duke.edu/ICSLTE2014. Registration includes meals and snacks during the Summit meetings and the use of the for more information.

Rahima Wade Award for Outstanding Contributions to Service-Learning in Teacher Education in the United States

The International Center for Service-Learning in Teacher Education is pleased to announce that the Service-Learning Educator Award for Outstanding Contributions to Service-Learning in Education in the United States has been renamed the Rahima Wade Award for Outstanding Contributions to Service-Learning in Teacher Education.  The 2012 Rahima Wade Award will be announced at Conversations That Matter III: The Third International Conference on Service-Learning in Teacher Education that will be held at Duke University June 21-23, 2012.

Journal for Research on Service-Learning and Teacher Education

The Journal for Research on Service-Learning and Teacher Education, sponsored by the service-learning and teacher education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), released  its first issue on October 10th, 2010.

http://www.jrslte.com/current_issue.html

Service-Learning as a Pedagogy for Teacher Education: Conversations about Research and Practice

October 30-31, 2010
Indianapolis, Indiana

Teacher educators gathered for a day of conversations about service-learning and teacher education.

International Center for Service-Learning in Teacher Education Receives Learn and Serve America - Higher Education Grant

Duke University’s International Center for Service-Learning in Teacher Education (ICSLTE), housed in the Program in Education, was recently awarded a three-year, $1.6 million Learn and Serve Higher Education grant to partner with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) to train 1,750 future teachers across the country to use service-learning projects. The goal of the project is to help increase academic engagement, reduce the achievement gap and address dropout prevention among 7,000 K-12 students.  First year campus partners include: Augsburg College, Seattle University, Tennessee State University, Duke University, University of Central Florida, California State-Chico, and Sam Houston University.

More information about the exciting new project will be available soon!


In August 2009, Duke University's Program in Education became the new administrative home of The International Center for Service Learning in Teacher Education (ICSLTE).

The International Center for Service Learning in Teacher Education is committed to sharing experience, practice and findings on service-learning in teacher education with colleagues throughout the world. Educators in different countries have different perspectives about how to offer young people the chance to learn through active involvement with their school and wider communities. The International Center will provide a forum for this exchange and create opportunities to learn from each other as we develop these concepts in service-learning.

Service-learning prepares teachers and teacher candidates to engage students as active, lifelong learners who develop an ethic of care and a sense of responsibility to their communities. Service-learning can help teachers enrich learning and promote healthy development for an increasingly diverse student population and can help deal with problems related to motivation, behavior and school attendance. It is in these areas that service-learning can make a vital contribution to democratic reforms, citizen participation, volunteerism and social justice in the United States as well as in many other countries of the world.

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For additional information about ICSLTE, contact:

Executive Administrative Director

    • Amy Anderson

Faculty Co-Director

    • Jan Riggsbee

David Malone

Faculty Co-Director

    • David Malone