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Understanding and Working with the Veteran Student: A Guide for Educators

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Understanding and Working with the Veteran Student: A Guide for Educators

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  • Written by Bret A. Moore, a board-certified clinical psychologist in San Antonio, Texas,  Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center, and a former Army Psychologist and Captain and 27 month veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • This is a primer that outlines techniques and skills needed to work effectively with the returning veteran in the classroom
  • Helps educators gain perspective into the many challenges facing veterans as they return home and try to advance their personal and professional lives


  • Copyright 2013
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5067-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5067-9

As classrooms become filled with veterans, instructors need to understand how to effectively assist them with maximizing their learning experience and preparing them for their future careers. This is an incredible responsibility. We owe a great debt to those who have served our country and its citizens faithfully. We must remember the mistakes we made as a society with our previous veterans so that we do not make them again. Providing financial assistance alone is not sufficient. We must take a holistic approach. Many veteran students need help reintegrating back into civilian society. They need psychological and family support, assistance accessing benefits, and freedom from judgment and misconceptions. This ebook is designed to help smooth this transition and help our veterans make the most of their educational opportunities.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Who Joins the Military and Why?
Chapter 2: Myths and Realities about the Military, Combat, and Veterans
Chapter 3: Military Culture in the Classroom
Chapter 4: Post-Deployment Challenges
Chapter 5: Resources for Veterans
Appendix 1: Select Columns from “Kevlar for the Mind”
Appendix 2: Common Military Acronyms and Abbreviations
Appendix 3: Comparative Military Ranks


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