2004
Volume 41, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1573-9775
  • E-ISSN: 2352-1236

Abstract

Abstract

Lessons gleaned from educational research become sustainable only if incorporated into standard practice, institutionalized by being integrated into pedagogical approaches and teacher preparation, and recognized as the default way of doing things. The rarity with which research findings have had this sort of consequence in the field of education constitutes a major challenge to the field. One approach to bridging this research-practice gap is the mechanism of research-practice partnerships (RPPs), designed to ensure optimal relevance of research to problems of practice. This paper describes SERP (Strategic Education Research Partnership), one of the earliest-established RPPs in the U.S. and, more specifically, Word Generation, a program that addresses the literacy needs of middle school students. This example demonstrates the affordances of the RPP-model.

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