Research-Practice Partnerships: Building Two-Way Streets of Engagement.

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Tseng, Vivian.
Easton, John Q.
Supplee, Lauren H.
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Society for Research in Child Development.
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People have long bemoaned the silos of research and practice. Researchers express frustration that practitioners do not use or misuse research. Practitioners respond that research is not relevant to their work, or is not easily accessible or understood. Research-Practice Partnerships (RPPs) across the countries are seeing to undo these patters. In this paper the authors discuss how partnerships challenge researchers and practitioners to work together in new ways in order to improve education and human services, and ultimately to enhance child and youth outcomes. Discussion covers various types of partnerships, strategies and conditions for success, and exemplar models. (Modified Author Abstract)

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