Realising Innovative Partnerships in Educational Research

Theories and Methodologies for Collaboration

  • Rachel McNae
  • Bronwen Cowie

Part of the Educational Partnerships and Collaborations book series (PART)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Research Partnerships with Students

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rachel Mcnae
      Pages 1-8
    3. Kathryn Hawkes
      Pages 21-31
    4. Maria Kecskemeti, Carol Hamilton, Ashlie Brink
      Pages 33-43
    5. Vishalache Balakrishnan, Lise Claiborne
      Pages 45-54
    6. Dana Mitra
      Pages 55-58
  3. Research Partnerships with Students

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Beverley Cooper
      Pages 61-65
    3. Brenda Bicknell, Jenny Young-Loveridge
      Pages 67-75
    4. Sashi Sharma
      Pages 77-85
    5. E. Marcia Johnson, Elaine Khoo, Mira Peter
      Pages 97-108
    6. Catherine H. Reischl
      Pages 109-113
  4. Research Partnerships within and Across Organisations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Bronwen Cowie
      Pages 117-121
    3. Dianne Forbes, Steve Dunsmore
      Pages 123-134
    4. Anne Hume, Jane Furness
      Pages 135-145
    5. Janette Kelly, Marion Dekker, Kathryn Hawkes, Fiona Mackay, Julie Sullivan, Gill Wright
      Pages 157-167
    6. Viv Aitken
      Pages 169-179
    7. Coral Campbell
      Pages 181-187
  5. Research Partnerships with Community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Terry Locke
      Pages 191-195
    3. Karen N. Barbour
      Pages 197-209
    4. Claudio Aguayo, Chris Eames
      Pages 235-244
    5. Karen Edge
      Pages 245-248
  6. Research Partnerships with Multiple Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Roger Moltzen
      Pages 251-255
    3. Jenny Ferrier-Kerr, Paul Haxton
      Pages 269-277
    4. Nadine Ballam, Sally Peters, Vanessa Paki
      Pages 279-290
    5. Sonja Arndt, Eva Alerby, Susanne Westman
      Pages 291-300
    6. Susan Bridges
      Pages 301-304
  7. Concluding Thoughts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Bronwen Cowie, Rachel Mcnae
      Pages 307-309

About this book


Realising Innovative Partnerships in Educational Research examines the underlying principles and actions that support the development of and engagement in partnerships in educational research. With social justice at its core, the work in this book represents various architectures of innovation, whereby new ways of thinking about partnership research are proposed and practices of teaching and learning are reconciled (or not) with existing education contexts and practices. With contributions from educational researchers and practitioners from New Zealand, and international commentaries provided by established scholars in the field, the book draws together key experiences and insights from students, teachers, community members and researchers in tertiary, community, school, and early childhood settings. The research in this book seeks to address a gap in our understanding, extending knowledge beyond simply the benefits of partnership work, to examine how successful partnerships can be initiated, enacted, and sustained over time. This book invites reflection on the following provocations: Why engage in partnerships for educational research? How has this happened in the past and what needs to happen for the future? What is unique about the New Zealand context and what might researchers in other countries learn from our collaborative and culturally responsive research methodologies? What could be some of the underlying principles that support the development of and engagement in collaborative research? How do we evaluate the effectiveness of research partnerships in education to shift the focus to the future?


Partnership Community of practice Student voice Relationships Educational research

Editors and affiliations

  • Rachel McNae
    • 1
  • Bronwen Cowie
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of WaikatoNew Zealand
  2. 2.The University of WaikatoNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2017
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6351-062-2
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