Working at the intersection of research and practice: The love to read project

Sarah McGeown*, Emily Oxley, Love to Read Practice Partners, Jessie Ricketts, Laura Shapiro

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

There is growing interest in the use of research-practice partnerships in education, in an attempt to narrow the widely recognized gap between educational research and practice. However, there is a tendency for partnership research to be weighted towards first-person accounts and the majority of literature comes from the US. This article describes the process of researcher-teacher collaboration to co-design an educational program, and teachers’ evaluation of this process, set within the context of a longer-term research-practice partnership in the UK. This paper discusses the benefits, challenges and methodological considerations associated with research-practice partnerships. Implications for future research-practice partnerships are highlighted, as are lessons learnt for those interested in working collaboratively and productively at the intersection of research and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Article number102134
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Research
Early online date6 Jan 2023
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • research-practice
  • partnership
  • collaborative
  • co-design
  • literacy


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