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ERIC Number: EJ895365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
The Veteran Student in 2010
Hassan, Anthony M.; Jackson, Robert; Lindsay, Douglas R.; McCabe, Damian G.; Sanders, Joseph E., III
About Campus, v15 n2 p30-32 May-Jun 2010
The President of the United States promises to return servicemen and servicewomen back home from the war in the Middle East by 2011. This raises important questions about how the people in higher education will view and serve those who have worn the military uniform. As they watch the veterans who are making the transition from the battlefield to their classroom, and from the armed forces to higher education, what perspective do they hold of these former soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines? A recent article noted that there has been an emphasis on veteran students' special needs and challenges in areas such as college and VA administrative procedures, educational requirements, academic preparedness, denial of academic credit for military training, and physical and mental illnesses. Psychological strengths are present within all humans, including veterans; however, they need to be uncovered, highlighted, developed, and nurtured if individuals and campuses are to realize their benefits. Thus, this article calls for a shift in focus to that of positivity by highlighting the real-life experiences and strengths of veterans. It is important to expand the view on how institutions of higher education can realize the human capital of veteran students and effectively utilize and develop them to enhance their performance and potential contributions to classrooms, campuses, and communities across the nation. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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