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ERIC Number: EJ1090472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1949-6591
"It's Not One Size Fits All": Diversity "among" Student Veterans
Vaccaro, Annemarie
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v52 n4 p347-358 2015
Veterans are a growing subpopulation of students on college campuses. While writing proliferates about best practices and veteran-friendly suggestions (e.g., Carr, 2010; Cook & Kim, 2009; Lokken, Pfeffer, McAuley & Strong, 2009; McBain, Kim, Cook & Snead, 2013), only a small body of empirical research about contemporary student veterans exists. Much of this literature describes student veterans as a monolithic group, leading to "one size fits all" campus initiatives. In this paper, the voices of 11 student veterans explicate their perceptions of being homogenized while in college. In response to the stereotypes of sameness, participants offered rich descriptions of what they believed to be important differences among student veterans.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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