ERIC Number: EJ1179633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Invisible Cultural Barriers: Contrasting Perspectives on Student Veterans' Transition
Lim, Jae Hoon; Interiano, Claudia G.; Nowell, Caroline E.; Tkacik, Peter T.; Dahlberg, Jerry L.
Journal of College Student Development, v59 n3 p291-308 May-Jun 2018
In this interpretative phenomenological study, the implicit cultural values and expectations embedded in faculty/staff's perceptions and how they functioned as a hidden curriculum against student veterans' smooth transition into higher education were analyzed based on in-depth interviews with 20 student veterans and 9 faculty/staff members. By clarifying faculty/staff's points of misunderstanding/misjudgment and the consequences of hidden curriculum as experienced by student veterans, we offer a culturally sensitive perspective on student veterans' challenges during transition. Practical implications for institutions and university employees seeking to support the civilian reintegration of military veterans are also provided.
Descriptors: Veterans, Barriers, Nontraditional Students, Phenomenology, Cultural Influences, Cultural Awareness, Student Adjustment, College Students, College Faculty, Military Service, Hidden Curriculum, Qualitative Research, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Leadership, Accountability, Interviews, Engineering Education, Cultural Differences, Student Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N000141510020