ERIC Number: ED511502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct-12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Breaking Down Cultural Barriers to Military Entry into Higher Education
Hollis, Michael J.
The purpose of this paper was to identify a problem in higher education that needed a new solution and draft a viable proposal for how to resolve it. I chose the problem of cultural barriers that veterans often face when attempting to return to many universities following military service. The method used was a combination of existing literature combined with personal narrative. The results were in the form of a suggested program for a dual cultural exchange between military and university personnel to improve program planning for military students and encourage military students to pursue a post-secondary degree. The recommendations are presented in a program planning format.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Military Service, Cultural Differences, Social Mobility, Barriers, Social Justice, Veterans, Veterans Education, Student Adjustment, Perspective Taking, Transitional Programs, Program Development, Student Subcultures, Campuses, Violence, School Security, Student Characteristics, Lifelong Learning, Exchange Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas