From War Zones to Classrooms
Student-Veterans' Perspectives on Transition
Keywords:Veterans Educational Assistance Act, non-traditional, veteran, students, combat zones, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress, reactions, interview, trigger, self, support, Schlossberg, mattering, marginality
AbstractStudent-veterans are a unique subculture across the nation's college and univeristy campuses, and their enrollment numbers are expected to grow to almost two million in the upcoming years following the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (ACE, 2008). It is vital for higher eduation institutions to critically examine the way they serve this important subgroup and redesign their organizational structures and established cultures to better serve this population. This article examines the perspectives of three student-veterans, provides recommendations on improving their transition into higher education, and recognizes some current best practices that support student-veterans.
How to Cite
Copyright of all articles published in JCOTR belong to the author(s) and are published under a CC BY-NC license.