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Ziegler, Mary F.; Paulus, Trena; Woodside, Marianne – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2014
Since informal learning occurs outside of formal learning environments, describing informal learning and how it takes place can be a challenge for researchers. Past studies have typically oriented to informal learning as an individual, reflective process that can best be understood through the learners' retrospective accounts about their…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Discourse Analysis, Recreational Activities, Computer Mediated Communication
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Ambrose, Valerie K.; Davis, C. Amelia; Ziegler, Mary F. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2013
Developmental reading instructors are increasingly pressured to include real-world content in their curriculum to bring contextualized teaching and learning to life. The purpose of this practitioner-focused article is to tie knowledge about contextualized teaching and learning with classroom application techniques. We present a framework that…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Reading, Teaching Methods, Context Effect
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Paulus, Trena M.; Woodside, Marianne; Ziegler, Mary F. – Qualitative Inquiry, 2010
While collaboration is common in qualitative inquiry, few studies examine the collaborative process in detail. In our study, we adopt an interpretive, reflexive stance to explore our process as a collaborative qualitative research team. We analyzed transcripts of eight research meetings for aspects and assumptions underlying our collaboration.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Cooperation, Research Methodology, Inquiry
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Ziegler, Mary F.; Davis, Dent C. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2008
Legislation over the past two decades has shaped the dominant view of adult literacy as addressing gaps in well-defined, measurable skills. As rural communities face unprecedented challenges, this one-size-fits-all view of adult literacy does not consider the unique local context of rural communities or involve those communities in defining their…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Adult Literacy, Community Development, Basic Skills
Ziegler, Mary F. – 1998
The Tellin' Stories Project in Washington, DC, was developed to increase the involvement of economically disadvantaged, often limited English-speaking parents in the educational process of their children. The project connected parents, educators, schools, and communities. The third-year evaluation process consisted of these activities: a focus…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Economically Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Family Involvement
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Ziegler, Mary F.; Bain, Sherry K.; Bell, Sherry Mee; McCallum, R. Steve; Brian, Donna J. G. – Reading Psychology, 2006
Adult literacy programs offer individuals, particularly women, opportunities to improve their educational levels and economic circumstances; however, persistence in these programs is an issue for many. Two hundred forty five participants in a statewide adult literacy program took the Adult Education Persistence Scale, a measure of self-efficacy,…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Literacy Education, Females, Self Efficacy