Research Schools: Creating authentic research environments in schools

Led by Christina Hinton

Education lacks a strong infrastructure for connecting research and practice. By contrast, there is a close link between research and practice in medicine, which is supported by teaching hospitals in which researchers and practitioners work together. Education needs analogous institutions — research schools — that join researchers and teachers in living, community-based schools. In research schools, teachers and researchers collaborate to carry out research that is relevant to practice and disseminate findings to other schools, universities, and policy agencies.