How teachers deal with paediatric cancer survivors returning to their classrooms after remission

Anne Marie Gaunt

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

Abstract

This interpretive study examined how West Australian teachers deal with students in remission from cancer having endured therapies affecting their central nervous systems. For this purpose, data collection methods comprised interviews with teachers and document analysis. Five themes encapsulating teachers' experiences of accommodating the students in their class were identified; namely, teacher preparedness, students' absenteeism, communication issues, students' learning difficulties or disability, and support by the school or other agencies. The study's findings have implications for assisting teachers to deal with paediatric cancer survivors in their classrooms and for enhancing students' success at school whilst recovering from their Illness.
LanguageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date26 Oct 2016
Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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learning disorder
learning disability
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communication
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