Aboriginal Inquiry: Lifting All Learners

An Impact Assessment of the Aboriginal Enhancement Schools Network (AESN)

3.6.1 Phase 1

The first look at the collected data was conducted at an AESN Advisory meeting in Vancouver, held on February 28th. At this time, members of the advisory group were provided with copies of the focus group data. A total of four groups were created to read and comment on the focus group. Individuals were asked to read and comment upon the focus group notes they had been given and then to discuss in groups the themes or ideas that seemed to be most important. The entire board then reconvened to share their analysis and thinking about the transcripts they had read. Themes were recorded by the researcher on chart paper. After this discussion, AESN advisory members were asked to list what they considered to be the most important or critical themes that the report should address. This list was created on a white board and later photographed as a record of the group’s thinking.