National Service-Learning in Teacher Education Partnership

April 7, 2015

The 7 regional coordinators of the National Service-Learning in Teacher Education Partnership (NSLTEP) supported teacher education faculty at 21 institutions in developing service-learning components of their programs during the 1998-99 year. Service-learning has been integrated in many teacher education courses and numerous new collaborations with schools and community members are providing teacher education students with practical experiences in providing service to children and/or coordinating K-12 students involvement in service-learning activities. One site that is notable to mention as a success story is Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. EVERY elementary school in their 3-T Tutoring program (coordinated by Dr. Fred Smiley, tutors are pre-service teachers) was taken off the district s at-risk list due to successfully raised test scores. This is a powerful example of how service-learning in teacher education can contribute to K-12 students academic success. Other significant NSLTEP activities included more than 38 regional and national conference presentations and the completion of a research study on our first year teacher education program sites.

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