DBIR Workshop faculty Bill Penuel and Dan Gallagher have a new book coming out in spring 2017, Creating Research Practice Partnerships in Education.
This book is intended to be a resource for educators and researchers seeking to develop long-term collaborations to solve pressing problems of practice together. Bill and Dan describe the purposes for which partnerships may be organized, the forms that these endeavors may take, challenges that they typically face, and strategies for overcoming those challenges. They draw a wide range of examples of partnerships with schools and communities and the book includes tools and routines for working together as well as strategies for ensuring equity of participation in partnerships. It includes a chapter co-authored by Cynthia E. Coburn on the different types of partnerships and includes a foreward by John Q. Easton of the Spencer Foundation, which was a sponsor of the 2016 DBIR Workshop.
The new book can be pre-ordered at Harvard Education Press.