ERIC Number: EJ908679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Veterans Coming Home to the Community College: Linking Research to Practice
Persky, Karen R.; Oliver, Diane E.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v35 n1-2 p111-120 2011
Community colleges must prepare for change as increasing numbers of students who are veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars use their post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to join the colleges' diverse student bodies. Based on the findings of a mixed methods case study, needs of veterans at the community college are framed and discussed within five major themes that emerged from the data: credit streamlining; streamlining of programs and services; faculty, advisor, and counselor training; difficulties encountered by veterans; and factors that constitute a veteran-friendly campus. Related recommendations are offered regarding programs and services to provide essential support for these students.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Counselor Training, Veterans, Statistical Analysis, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, College Credits, Veterans Education, College Faculty, School Counselors, Faculty Advisers, Programs, Theory Practice Relationship, Interviews, Student Surveys, Two Year College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: G I Bill