Research partnerships between scholars and sport for development and peace (SDP) organizations are common, but firsthand accounts of the challenges and barriers faced by scholars when forming and sustaining partnerships are rare. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine them, and to uncover strategies to overcome these challenges across different partnership contexts. Eight prominent SDP scholars were interviewed. Guided by collaboration theory and the partnership literature, findings revealed challenges included navigating the political and organizational landscape; securing commitments from organizations with limited resources; negotiating divergent goals, objectives, and understandings; and conducting long-term evaluations and research. Strategies to address these issues involved developing strategic partnerships, cultivating mutual understanding, building trust, starting small, finding the cause champion, and developing a track record of success. Key theoretical and practical implications are drawn forth, as well as intriguing future research directions.
Jon Welty Peachey and Adam Cohen
Ang Chen, Bo Shen and Xihe Zhu
A major portion of Catherine Ennis’s scholarship and career was devoted to developing culturally relevant physical education curricula for K–12 students. She held a strong conviction that the efficacy of a curriculum lies in its ability to enhance students’ knowledge and skills of most worth for their lives. The approach she adopted for curriculum development is an evidence-supported curriculum-design process through which a curriculum is put to the rigorous process of intervention research to determine its efficacy. In this article the authors reflect on the experiences they had with her in these curriculum interventions, share the ideas and practices in the research as Ennis envisioned, and discuss challenges and solutions in conducting large-scale, school-based curriculum intervention studies.
Peter W. Grandjean, Burritt W. Hess, Nicholas Schwedock, Jackson O. Griggs and Paul M. Gordon
Kinesiology programs are well positioned to create and develop partnerships within the university, with local health care providers, and with the community to integrate and enhance the activities of professional training, community service, public health outreach, and collaborative research. Partnerships with medical and health care organizations may be structured to fulfill accreditation standards and the objectives of the “Exercise is Medicine®” initiative to improve public health through primary prevention. Barriers of scale, location, time, human resources, and funding can be overcome so all stakeholder benefits are much greater than the costs.
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, emerged as the research team shared the progress of our research partnership with the YMCA and the potential for program expansion. One woman expressed the following: If you’re going to partner with the Y[MCA] more, do they have meeting rooms or something? If they could offer up a meeting room to have a
Carrie W. LeCrom, Brendan Dwyer and Gregory Greenhalgh
propose and test theory also presents itself, as the result of gathering data across different program types, geographic regions, social issues, and over longer periods of time. This is not a new suggestion; Lindsey, Zakariah, Owusu-Ansah, Ndee, and Jeanes ( 2016 ) noted a need for North–South research
Jon Welty Peachey, Laura Burton, Janelle Wells and Mi Ryoung Chung
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Sharon E. Taverno Ross
) primarily Mexican-origin or low-income/Head Start families. This may be reflective of the origin/background of the majority of U.S. Latinos (i.e., Mexican origin) or simply an issue of convenience (research partnerships with Head Start centers). However, examining different Latino subgroups or children not
Per G. Svensson and Richard Loat
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