Strategies: Partnerships for sustainability
Despite its size, TLRP was small in relation to the challenge and range educational research. It also existed for only a decade. To enhance potential sustainabily, close working relationships were developed with other organisations.
Partnerships were created with the British Education Index (BEI) for electronic knowledge management, the Cambridge Centre for Applied Research in Education Technology (CARET) for development of an advanced ICT infrastructure, and Routledge for book and journal publications.
TLRP worked with key user organisations which were generous enough to promote TLRP work through their communications systems – including government bodies in each part of the UK.
Finally, the Programme worked with organisations which could take the resources, assets or commitments of TLRP into the future. Indeed, an informal goal was to ‘give everything away’ by the end. The most important legacy organisation was probably the British Educational Research Association (BERA) which took forward TLRP’s capacity building commitment.