Engaging in Educational Research-Practice Partnerships
Guided Strategies and Applied Case Studies for Scholars in the Field
Engaging in Educational Research-Practice Partnerships guides academic researchers into forming mutually respectful, collaborative, and scalable partnerships with school practitioners. Despite robust theoretical and conceptual planning, research on learning is often removed from real settings and generates findings with limited practical relevance, yielding frustration for K-12 stakeholders. This book provides invaluable resources to researchers seeking to work with practitioners as they solve problems and improve outcomes while answering fundamental questions about who gets to generate knowledge, from where, to whom, and in what contexts. A range of illustrative case studies and strategies explores how to apply appropriate theories and methodologies, negotiate agendas that ensure mutually beneficial goals, determine the role of pracademics, establish institutional supports, policies, and procedures that amplify impact and sustainability, and much more.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. What are Research-Practice Partnerships? 3. Participatory Methodologies 4. Long-term Partnerships 5. A Partnership to Support Mathematics for Teaching 6. A Partnership to Support New Teachers to Become Learning Designers 7. A Partnership Focused on Improving Teachers’ Assessment Literacy 8. Research Supports for Collaborative Projects 9. Developing Partner Projects 10. Looking Ahead
Sharon Friesen is a professor in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, Canada, and President of the Galileo Educational Network.
Barbara Brown is Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, Canada.