International Center for Service-Learning in Teacher Education (ICSLTE)

What We Do

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. ICSLTE provides a forum for this exchange and create opportunities to learn from each other as we develop these concepts in service-learning.

Origins of the ICSLTE

In 1997, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) awarded two significant teacher education grants, one to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and one to Dr. Rahima Wade of the University of Iowa. Both grants developed national partnerships that merged together in 2000 to form the current AACTE National Service-Learning in Teacher Education Partnership (NSLTEP). This group of national partners created the International Center for Service-Learning in Teacher Education in 2003. ICSLTE was housed at Clemson University until 2009, when it moved to Duke University's Program in Education.