Forgotten Conscripts: Understanding the Needs of Military-Connected Adolescents (Hardcover)

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Teenage years can be difficult, but military-connected adolescents have added obstacles growing up within the military culture. They are essentially conscripted into serving their county - whether they want to or not - from the moment they are born. For the youth of this generation, who have known nothing but a world consistently engaged in global conflict capable of ripping their loved ones away from them, the path they travel can be arduous, lonely, and hidden from the world. Schools are one of the few places that adolescents could receive support, nurturing, and acceptance outside of the home. Yet military students and their needs remain unacknowledged, making them an invisible minority in education. With more than four million military-connected children in the nation, over 80% enrolled in public schools, these students deserve to have a light shined on their lives. Forgotten Conscripts: Understanding the Needs of Military-Connected Adolescents looks deeper into the perceptions, beliefs, and experiences of military-connected adolescents to better inform teaching and learning among members of this culture so they might no longer be forgotten.

About the Author


Jennie L. Hanna has held several titles within the military culture throughout her life including military brat, soldier, Army wife, Air Force mom, and educator to hundreds of military-connected adolescents. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma, where she focused on military culture and multicultural education in secondary schools and has taught in both high school and collegiate English classrooms in Oklahoma for more than 13 years.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781475860955
ISBN-10: 1475860951
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: February 20th, 2022
Pages: 116
Language: English