REL Midwest hosted a public television event designed to engage participants in a dialogue about collaborative research and its benefits to research, policy, and practice.
The event featured Vivian Tseng, Ph.D., vice president of programs at the William T. Grant Foundation, who presented collaborative research, specifically research-practice partnerships, as an approach with growing use in education. Panelists also presented current examples of research-practice partnerships in REL Midwest and outside organizations, highlighting strategies for building stronger partnerships.
For more about collaborative research, click here to read a story from Laura Wentworth, Director of the Stanford University/San Francisco Unified School District Partnership at Silver Giving Foundation.
Julie Kochanek, Ph.D., Director, REL Midwest
Laurie Kruszynski, Data Coordinator, Scott High School, Toledo Public Schools
Mindee O’Cummings, Ph.D., Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research
Julie Riordan, Ph.D., Director of Research, REL Northeast and Islands
Carrie Scholz, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research
Vivian Tseng, Ph.D., Vice President of Programs, William T. Grant Foundation
Coburn, C. E., Penuel, W. R., & Geil, K. E. (2013). Research-practice partnerships at the district level: A strategy for leveraging research for educational improvement in school districts. New York, NY: William T. Grant Foundation. Retrieved from http://wtgrantfoundation.org/FocusAreas#research-practice-partnerships
Roderick, M., Easton, J. Q., & Sebring, P. B. (2009). CCSR: A new model for the role of research in supporting urban school reform. Chicago, IL: Consortium on Chicago School Research. Retrieved from https://ccsr.uchicago.edu/sites/default/files/publications/CCSR%20Model%20Report-final.pdf
Tseng, V. (2012). Improving the connections between research and practice. New York, NY: William T. Grant Foundation. Retrieved from http://wtgrantfoundation.org/FocusAreas#research-practice-partnerships