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CCE Research

Creative Partnerships: an audit of practice


January 21, 2008

Author: Emily Pringle and John Harland

Institution: LC Research Associates

Full reference: Pringle, E., and Harland, J. (2008) Creative Partnerships: an audit of Practice. London: Arts Council England, Creative Partnerships

Summary of key findings

This report offers an account of the development of a typology to describe and audit practice within Creative Partnerships. The study considers the nature of Creative Partnerships practice, as described and interpreted in the literature surrounding the programme. The report employs the typology to examine the balance of Creative Partnerships activity associated with the different types of practice and traces the changes in perspectives on the different types of practice over the development of the programme.

Research Questions & Methodology

The research methods employed included an analysis of a sample of Creative Partnerships documentation and interviews with personnel in six areas in 2006. The typology produced comprised eight main types (some of which had sub-variants):

Type 1 – Pupil-focused time-constrained projects
Type 2 – Segmental change
Type 3 – School-planned whole school change programmes
Type 4 – Agenda-forming, possibility scanning phases
Type 5 – Adventitious whole school change
Type 6 – Reciprocal learning partnerships
Type 7 – Continuing professional development and learning
Type 8 – Cascaded learning

Read the report.