Research practice partnerships and school improvement
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Citation (published version)Hardin Coleman, Lynsey Gibbons, Ariel Tichnor-Wagner. 2020. "Research Practice Partnerships and School Improvement." Conference Proceedings: Future of Education. Future of Education. Florence, Italy, 2020-06-18 - 2020-06-19.
As the recent PISA scores have indicated , student performance around the world has hit an asymptote. Some countries’ performance are going down and some countries failing to make any progress, but overall, there is not significant improvement. After 30 years of education reform in the United States, this pattern repeats itself in urban, suburban, and rural settings. Coleman (2018) made the argument that in order to improve outcomes for all of our children, we need to take a more systemic approach to school improvement that includes cooperation among the adult community across the various ecologies in which a child grows. The purpose of this essay is to is to build on the work of the scholars in the field of research practice partnerships [2,3,4] to advocate for the use of cooperative approach between scholars and practitioners as an important factor in developing cultures of continual improvement within school, produce scholarship that improves the practice of education, and will lead to sustainable growth in student performance.