Researchers and educators in a research-practice partnership can support one another’s work, even when it is not directly in support of the partnership’s joint aims. Helping one another in the ways we enumerate below helps strengthen the relationships in the partnership. It can also indirectly help each partner. For example, many researchers view implementation as the job of educators. But in a partnership, there are a variety of ways that researchers can help with implementation. Many of these ways actually help researchers indirectly, too. They help researchers learn about what conditions support and hinder implementation of innovations.
Ways Partners Can Support Each Other's Work in an RPP