BUILDING CIVIL SOCIETY WITH FORMER MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES: THE ROLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN MILITARY SERVICE AND CIVIL LIFE

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Mariana HASIAK
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9926-2016
Maureen FLAHERTY
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0234-0095
Nina HAYDUK
Sofiya STAVKOVA
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0467-6433

Анотація

Introduction. While the military is viewed differently in Canada and Ukraine, inclusion of veterans into civil society is important for both countries. Transition from the military service to civilian life can be challenging. Therefore, the role of different institutions and organizations, that focus on trying to improve what is available for former soldiers and their families has to be discussed.
The purpose of the article is to explore the role that higher educational institutions can and should play in assisting former military to better integrate into civilian society – civil society.
Methods. Researchers conducted a literature review of journal articles and other relevant written materials as well as informal interviews with key informants.
Results. Using the mixed methods of literature search, informal interviews with key informants, and observation, the article considers the way “veterans” are conceptualized in both Canada and Ukraine and how two particular universities in Canada and Ukraine now attempt to meet the needs of former military members, wondering how their needs may differ and be similar to other students of higher education.
Originality. The article concludes that, since civil society in general has a responsibility to support veterans in their transition, and notes that there are gaps in both understanding of need and awareness/availability of appropriate resources, a full needs assessment is the next step.
Conclusion. The authors recommend a pilot needs assessment at the LPNU in Lviv Oblast where a number of veterans have made their homes.

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HASIAK, M., FLAHERTY, M., HAYDUK, N., & STAVKOVA, S. (2021). BUILDING CIVIL SOCIETY WITH FORMER MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES: THE ROLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN MILITARY SERVICE AND CIVIL LIFE. Вісник Черкаського національного університету імені Богдана Хмельницького. Серія: "Педагогічні науки", (4). вилучено із https://ped-ejournal.cdu.edu.ua/article/view/4045
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Mariana HASIAK, Lviv Polytechnic National University

Ph.D Student, Sociology and Social Work Department

Maureen FLAHERTY, Acting Director, Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies, University of Manitoba

Associate Professor, Peace & Conflict Studies

Nina HAYDUK, Lviv Polytechnic National University

Advisor, Social Work Program, & International “Integration” Center for Professional Partnerships

Sofiya STAVKOVA, Lviv Polytechnic National University

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Work

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