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ERIC Number: ED615899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 56
Abstractor: As Provided
Research-Practice Partnerships in Education: The State of the Field
Farrell, Caitlin C.; Penuel, William R.; Coburn, Cynthia E.; Daniel, Julia; Steup, Louisa
William T. Grant Foundation
Change is elemental to research-practice partnerships (RPPs). Designed to diverge from traditional approaches to research by shifting power relations and engaging perspectives from outside the academy, it is no surprise that RPPs continue to pursue new avenues for producing knowledge and improving systems. But in a field that embraces both hybridity and diversity, what do we know about how RPPs define objectives, support communities, and contribute to positive change? Drawn from interviews with dozens of RPP leaders and a literature review spanning hundreds of recent empirical studies, "Research-Practice Partnerships in Education: The State of the Field" offers a snapshot of the RPP landscape at a pivotal moment. Prospective partners can use the ideas to inform how, why, and with whom they may organize an RPP, while existing RPPs may draw on the ideas when planning and implementing next steps. For funders and policymakers, these ideas can help clarify what RPPs are--and what they are not--and offer first-hand insights on their potential.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation
Authoring Institution: William T. Grant Foundation
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago); California; Colorado (Denver); Texas (Houston); Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); New York (New York)
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