Focus Group Schedule Essay

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Focus Group Schedule
Hi everyone, thank you for taking the time to take part in the group today. Before we begin, I would like to remind everyone of why we are here. Your teachers may have already explained this to you, but we are conducting a research project looking at the experience of adolescents living with a chronic illness in educational settings. The objective of this group is to get views from yourselves and work towards improving the available services and help accommodate you all during your years of school in a way that benefits you most. I would like to remind you all that if you are not comfortable with any of the topics we are going to talk about today, then you do not have to respond. All of your views are safe and your names will not be used outside of this room. There are no right or wrong answers, and
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I would like to start off by introducing ourselves: tell us your name, how old you are, and what year of school you are in.
School experience/attitudes towards education:
2. What do you enjoy most about learning and attending school?
3. In what ways do you think your health has impacted your experience of school and education?
- Prompt: Positive/Negative?
4. Have your attitudes toward education changed as a result of attending school while living with a chronic condition?
5. Some researchers have said that people your age have developed a tougher skin to their condition and a sort of ‘educational resilience’ by staying in school – how do you feel about this?
- Prompt: do you agree/disagree? Why?
Difficulties and problems faced/solutions, coping strategies:
6. Can you tell me any ways that helps motivate you in school?
- Prompt: how did you find this helpful? / Would you recommend this?
7. What parts of education, present or past, have you found most difficult?
- Prompt: do you think there is a pressure to keep up with your peers’ academic level?
8. What kind of support do your teachers offer in regards to your
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