Appendix C1

Sample Focus Group Topic Guide

1 This guide was designed for year one participants one year after they had participated in training (month 22 of project).


Workshop Participants

Evaluation Questions: Are the students taught by faculty participants exposed to new standards, materials, practices? Did this vary by faculty member? By students' characteristics? Were there obstacles to changes?; What did the participants do to share knowledge with other faculty? Did other faculty adopt new concepts and practices?; Were changes made in curriculum? Examinations and other requirements? Expenditures for library and other resource materials? Did students taught by participants become more interested in class work? More active in class? Did they express interest in teaching math after graduation? Did they plan to use new concepts and techniques?



Give an explanation


Present the purpose


Discuss procedure


Participant introduction


Rapport building








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