The William T. Grant Foundation released their "Research-Practice Partnerships in Education: The State of the Field" this week. Click here to view the full report. What are your thoughts on the redefining of research-practice partnerships and the highlighted principles?
"the report offers a new way of defining a research-practice partnership in education: A long-term collaboration aimed at educational improvement or equitable transformation through
engagement with research. These partnerships are intentionally organized to connect diverse forms of
expertise and shift power relations in the research endeavor to ensure that all partners have a say in the
From this definition, five principles emerge that highlight the differences between RPPs and
other kinds of partnership in education or other forms of research:
They are long-term collaborations.
They work toward educational improvement or equitable transformation.
They feature engagement with research as a leading activity.
They are intentionally organized to bring together a diversity of expertise.
They employ strategies to shift power relations in research endeavors to ensure that all participants have a say" (p. IV).