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ERIC Number: ED563532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 73
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3035-3590-1
An Action Research Intervention for Improving Soldiers' Success in Their Off-Duty Education Pursuits
Ferby, Clifford Jerome
ProQuest LLC, D.Ed. Dissertation, Capella University
Many soldiers are interested in pursuing their college education but discover there are barriers and roadblocks that hamper their ability to take college courses. The notion of taking the classroom to the soldiers within their military unit should be studied further. The reason for this research was to improve soldiers' success in pursuing their college education during their off-duty time. Research has shown a number of universities have initiated soldier-only introductory classes or classes with their peers for credit. This study was an action research study utilizing an intervention that offered classes within the soldiers' unit with the intent to increase the likelihood soldiers will make significant strides towards attending college classes. The setting for the intervention was within soldiers' military unit. A mixed methodology was utilized during this research. Descriptive statistics were utilized to analyze the quantitative information collected and thematic analysis was utilized for the qualitative information collected. A total of 20 soldiers participated in the study. Some of the soldiers had taken college courses while serving on active duty and others had never taken a college-level course. The demographics of the soldiers participating in the study were very diverse. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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