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Muñoz, Marco A. – Planning and Changing, 2016
Research-Practice Partnerships (RPP) can enable and support an evidence-based school culture for decision-making in districts across the nation. Based on our experiences in a large urban district, a key element for a successful RPP is to understand that school districts have their own research needs/agenda typically articulated in strategic plans.…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Systems Approach, Program Improvement
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Aiken, Judith A.; Gerstl-Pepin, Cynthia – Planning and Changing, 2013
The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED)--which the College of Education and Social Services (CESS) at the University of Vermont has actively been involved in since 2007--has invited us to think carefully about our EdD doctoral program and its role in the improvement of schools and society. Although the EdD program in Educational…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Educational Change, Doctoral Programs, Educational Development
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Davis, Stephen H.; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Planning and Changing, 2012
This article provides an overview of the contexts, the key features, and the evidentiary data--the criteria regarding candidates to engage in administrative work--for five innovative principal preparation programs. Short case studies and cross-case analysis of the sample programs are used to provide thorough descriptions. The five programs in fact…
Descriptors: Principals, Program Evaluation, Program Design, Case Studies
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Prusaczyk, Jennifer; Baker, Paul J. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This article describes how Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIUC) partnered with twelve rural schools with high percentages of students in poverty. SIUC provided faculty development activities featuring the adoption of Cognitively Guided Instruction, combined with activities to increase math content and to reduce math anxiety for groups of…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Mathematics Anxiety
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Voss, Eric J.; Khazaeli, Sadegh; Eder, Douglas; Gardner, Dianne C. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This article describes the specific methods of a regional partnership that has lasted more than twenty-five years. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has partnered with public and private schools in the southwestern portion of Illinois, and in metro St. Louis, in the Hands-On Science project, which provides instruction development for…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Private Schools, Public Schools, Partnerships in Education
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Drake, Jennifer; Moran, Kathryn; Sachs, Deb; Angelov, Azure Dee Smiley; Wheeler, Lynn – Planning and Changing, 2011
Recent research suggests the need for more intensive clinically-based teacher preparation programs. Many institutions of higher education, in partnership with school districts and education reform organizations, are responding to these findings. This article focuses on the experience of administrators and faculty in one urban teacher residency…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Change, Fellowships, STEM Education