Adult Learning

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 3, August

Army Civilian Leadership Development: Self-Efficacy, Choice, and Learning Transfer
Abstract: The mission of the Army Management Staff College (AMSC) is to provide leader development educational experiences for Army civilians. To develop as leaders, students must recognize they have a choice to take action that influences their work...
A Tale of Two Transitions: Female Military Veterans during Their First Year at Community College
Abstract: Surprisingly few empirical studies examine the experience of veterans as they transition into community college. Using Schlossberg's transition model and 4S framework--situation, self, supports, and strategies--this article portrays a subset...
Decision-Making Considerations for Mid-Career Army Officers to Pursue Masters Degrees
Abstract: Understanding why military students pursue a master's degree has become more important as the number of military students taking advantage of education benefits through the Post-911 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 has increased....
Military Students and Contexts in Adult Education
Selecting representative articles for a military-related special issue of Adult Learning was a daunting task. Even the term military student could mean a member of the active duty, Reserve, National Guard, or retired military population, a spouse or...
Supporting Student Veteran Transition to College and Academic Success
Abstract: Veterans enrolled in college face unique challenges compared with those of traditional students. Their experiences and perspectives, coupled with battling stereotypes and entering an unstructured college setting, contribute toward what can...
The Wisdom of Tacit Knowing-in-Action and Mission Command
Abstract: Adult learners regularly confront complex and dynamic challenges in moments of crisis that require self-efficacy of intuition and immediate decision. Such "snap decision-making" requires highly developed critical thinking skills to effectively...
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