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ERIC Number: EJ1063210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Revolving Doors: The Impact of Multiple School Transitions on Military Children
Ruff, S. Beth; Keim, Michael A.
Professional Counselor, v4 n2 p103-113 2014
There are 1.2 million school-age children with military parents in the United States, and approximately 90% attend public schools. On average, military children move three times more often than their civilian peers. Tensions at home, enrollment issues, adapting to new schools, and a lack of familiarity with military culture by public school professionals may adversely impact the academic, social and emotional growth of these students. Public school faculty and staff need to understand the challenges that multiple school transitions impose on military children in order to effectively meet the needs of this student population. In this article, the authors review the literature concerning obstacles and challenges mobile military children face, and discuss positive interventions that professional school counselors can employ to ease these transitions.
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Military Service, Student Mobility, Special Needs Students, Literature Reviews, Barriers, Performance Factors, Intervention, School Counselors, School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Organizational Culture, Stress Variables, Stress Management, Advocacy, Staff Development, Community Resources, Peer Relationship, Familiarity, School Support, Family Environment, Family Problems, Extracurricular Activities, Student Adjustment, Articulation (Education), Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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