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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.

Descriptors: Educational Environment, Veterans, Military Personnel, Military Service, Student Experience, Competency Based Education, Andragogy, Educational Principles, College Environment, Student Adjustment, Change Strategies, Sense of Community

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Author: Blaauw-Hara, Mark

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=1825&id=EJ1137849







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