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ERIC Number: EJ1137849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-7502
"Learning Shock" and Student Veterans: Bridging the Learning Environments of the Military and the Academy
Blaauw-Hara, Mark
Composition Forum, v35 Spr 2017
In this article, I provide an overview of student veterans' experiences learning in the military, from the ways the armed forces operate as a community of practice to how they build the competence of their service-members through application of andragogical principles. I then contrast the learning environment of the military to that of college, highlighting areas of overlap and disconnect. Finally, I provide suggestions for how we in the academy--and specifically those of us involved with writing studies--can help student veterans connect the two learning environments and, hopefully, increase their chances of success at college.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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