Fostering educational improvement with research-practice partnerships

Cynthia E. Coburn, William R. Penuel, Caitlin C. Farrell

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Research-practice partnerships (RPPs) provide opportunities for researchers to support school districts in addressing the complex challenges they face. Cynthia E. Coburn, William R. Penuel, and Caitlin C. Farrell situate RPPs in the history of educational research and discuss the needs they were designed to address. They then describe what contemporary RPPs are and what they do and close by discussing ways that RPPs can contribute to educational improvement and transformation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-19
Number of pages6
JournalPhi Delta Kappan
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 2021


  • RPP
  • collaboration
  • education
  • improvement
  • partnership
  • practice
  • research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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