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ERIC Number: EJ986698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0889
Developing a New Transition Course for Military Service Members in Higher Education
Furtek, Diane
College and University, v87 n4 p33-36 Spr 2012
As a result of President Obama's drawdown of military troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, many service members will be returning to the United States. With service members returning to civilian life and to campuses, the relevance to a changing education environment is enormous both for this population and for today's higher education institutions. Some institutions have determined that a transition course is needed to support service members during their anticipated influx into higher education. A transition course provides opportunity for military service members to develop the skills required for success in the classroom, to include meeting academic responsibilities and coping with the transition from military to college life. A transition course using the technological process is one recommendation for meeting the need to help service members succeed academically and become fully acclimated to the campus environment. In developing a new transition course, administrators and teachers should adhere to recommended criteria to facilitate service members' transition to higher education. "Curriculum Leadership: Development and Implementation" (Glatthorn, Boschee and Whitehead 2006) focuses on a technological process to support important ideas and understandings and to promote the value of change in education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan; Iraq; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: G I Bill