Research-practice partnerships, long-term mutually beneficial formalized collaborations between education researchers and practitioners, are a promising strategy for producing more relevant research, improving the use of research evidence in decision making, and engaging both researchers and practitioners to tackle problems of practice. Although promising, research-practice partnerships are challenging to create and difficult to maintain.
NNERPP aims to develop, support, and connect partnerships in order to improve their productivity.
- Congratulations to Erin C. Henrick, Paul Cobb, William R. Penuel, Kara Jackson, and Tiffany Clark for their recent work, “Assessing Research-Practice Partnerships: Five Dimensions of Effectiveness“!
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