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Title:  Regional Educational Laboratory researcher-practitioner partnerships: Documenting the research alliance experience
Description: This report provides a detailed account of the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Program's experience establishing and supporting research-practice partnerships (called "research alliances") during its 201217 contract cycle. The report adds to the growing literature base on researcher-practitioner partnerships by sharing how the RELs reported creating, engaging, and maintaining multiple partnerships, with the purpose of informing future collaborative efforts for researchers and practitioners and for those who wish to support research-practice partnerships. It addresses questions about: how REL research alliances fit within the broader context of research-practice partnerships; what characteristics existed among REL research alliances and how they evolved over time; and what challenges RELs reported experiencing while establishing and supporting research alliances and the strategies RELs employed to address those challenges. Finally, the paper discusses the implications of the REL research alliance experience for other networks of research-practice partnerships.
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Cover Date: February 2018
Web Release: February 27, 2018
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Publication #: REL 2018291
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Center/Program: REL
Associated Centers: NCEE
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Type of Product: Evaluation Report
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Evaluation Report, please contact:
Amy Johnson.