ERIC Number: EJ1065413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: 29
Ensuring Success for Veterans with Disabilities in STEM Degree Programs: Recommendations from a Workshop and Case Study of an Evidence-Based Transition Program
Goldberg, Mary; Cooper, Rory; Milleville, Maria; Barry, Anne; Schein, Michelle L.
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v16 n1 p16-24 Jan-Apr 2015
This article describes a workshop with academic professionals and military leaders and includes the case study of a veterans' transition program that served as a resource for identifying best practices for programs for Veterans with Disabilities in STEM Degree Programs. The information collected during this workshop, along with the theoretical framework, led to the Experiential Learning for Veterans in Assistive Technology and Engineering (ELeVATE) program, an intensive academic transition program, offered through the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology (RST) at the University of Pittsburgh. Some preliminary conclusions and recommendations are made for future programs.
Descriptors: Veterans, Disabilities, STEM Education, Workshops, Case Studies, Research, Transitional Programs, Best Practices, Experiential Learning, Veterans Education, Social Cognition, Learner Engagement, Intervention, Rehabilitation, Barriers, College Bound Students, College Role, Counseling
Institute for STEM Education and Research. P.O. Box 4001, Auburn, AL 36831. Tel: 334-844-3360; Web site: http://www.jstem.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania