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Title: Mothers as distance learners: A phenomenology
Authors: Zaugg, Crystal
Supervisor(s): Blodgett-Griffin, Cynthia (Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University)
Examining Committee: Fahy, Patrick (Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University)
Filax, Gloria (Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Athabasca University)
Degree: M.Ed.(DE)
Department: Centre for Distance Education
Keywords: Women
Distance learner
Collaborative group work
Help and support
Personal life
Professional life
Issue Date: 9-May-2014
Abstract: This transcendental phenomenological study examined the social phenomenon of five mothers who are distance learners. The participants’ stories and interview responses were analyzed for major themes or concepts using the process of successive approximation through which six main themes were identified, namely: collaborative group work and forums; help and support; the necessity of flexibility; organization; persistence; and personal versus professional life.
Graduation Date: May-2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10791/51
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