As part of the twenty-weekly hours spent at their internships sites, prospective teachers allocated twenty-percent of the time for peer sharing within their PRWG. That time was also used to further discuss drafts with the school-based supervisors/cooperating teachers of what would eventually become the prospective teachers' inquiry project proposal.
Four prospective teachers, two placed at the only large middle school in town and the remaining two in different elementary schools, are the participants on which this study reports and members of one of the four PRWG. They had completed their student-teaching and selected internships of their choice for their fifth and final year in the program.
Subsequently, prospective teachers were asked to gather in their PRWG and continue to examine assumptions about socio-economic status as they appeared in their journal entries and drafts.
Influenced by the activities in their PRWG and others facilitated in the seminar, Sonia's and Edwina's final drafts exhibited significant changes.
Participation in the PRWG and the increased interaction with families appeared to pay off, as Edwina turned in her final draft: My conversation with Nelly helped me to understand that her sleeping problem was very simple.
Edwina' newly acquired attitude towards struggling students was consistent with the spirit of the discussions on her PRWG, and the writing that each individual member was able to showcase at the end of the semester.
The first decision made by the PRWG was to agree on the charge for this workgroup.
For example, the PRWG members believed that format reporting decisions should be made independently of actual data on patient satisfaction, so that there would be no opportunity for the final report to be influenced by any particular hospital's standing in the data.
To give the PRWG a solid foundation for launching the format development process, the next step involved education of the PRWG participants about public reporting.
The consultant provided expertise at several points during the process: in early meetings of the PRWG; mid-way through the process, including a presentation to the committee; during the cognitive testing phase; and at the report development phase.
* Providing background materials for review by the PRWG.
The survey of the Coordinating Committee and PRWG
members requested that investigators send a list of citations for original, peer-reviewed, and pain-relevant publications from the most recent 5 years (since 2001) to the third author.