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Farrell, Caitlin C.; Penuel, William R.; Coburn, Cynthia E.; Daniel, Julia; Steup, Louisa – William T. Grant Foundation, 2021
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…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Partnerships in Education, Definitions, Equal Education
Henrick, Erin C.; Cobb, Paul; Penuel, William R.; Jackson, Kara; Clark, Tiffany – William T. Grant Foundation, 2017
Research-Practice Partnerships (RPPs) have emerged as a promising strategy for bridging the current gulf between research and practice by bringing together experts from both fields to address problems facing K-12 U.S. education. Education RPPs provide the organizational structure to facilitate sustained collaboration between researchers and…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Partnerships in Education
Coburn, Cynthia E.; Penuel, William R.; Geil, Kimberly E. – William T. Grant Foundation, 2015
This design-research partnership involves learning scientists, design researchers, and graduate students from the Learning in Informal and Formal Environments (LIFE) Center and the College of Education at the University of Washington (UW), and district staff, teachers, and students from the Bellevue School District (BSD). The goal of their work is…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, School Districts, Case Studies
Coburn, Cynthia E.; Penuel, William R.; Geil, Kimberly E. – William T. Grant Foundation, 2015
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is a nonprofit, operating foundation with a long tradition of developing and studying ways to improve teaching practice. For the past three years, the Carnegie Foundation has initiated three different Networked Improvement Communities (NICs). The first, Quantway, is addressing the high…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Partnerships in Education, Educational History, Organizational Objectives
Coburn, Cynthia E.; Penuel, William R.; Geil, Kimberly E. – William T. Grant Foundation, 2015
In the current education landscape, pressures are ever increasing on educational policy and practice to use research to guide improvement. In recent years, federal programs, such as No Child Left Behind, Reading First, and Race to the Top, have all provided strong incentives for the use of research in decision-making. Research-practice…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Partnerships in Education, Educational History, Organizational Climate
Coburn, Cynthia E.; Penuel, William R.; Geil, Kimberly E. – William T. Grant Foundation, 2015
In the current educational landscape, pressures are ever increasing on educational policy and practice to use research to guide improvement. In recent years, federal programs such as No Child Left Behind, Reading First, and Race to the Top have all provided strong incentives for the use of research in decision-making. Research-practice…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Improvement
Coburn, Cynthia E.; Penuel, William R.; Geil, Kimberly E. – William T. Grant Foundation, 2013
Pressures are increasing on educational policy and practice to use research to guide improvement. Recently there have been concerted efforts to forge new and different kinds of relationships between researchers and practitioners. School districts across the country are developing a new kind of partnership with researchers. These research-practice…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Educational Improvement, School Districts, Theory Practice Relationship