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Reentry Students

  • Reentry Difficulty, Life Satisfaction and Psychological Well-Being of Taiwanese Students Who Have Returned from the United States
    This article examines the relationship among 11 selected factors and reentry difficulty, life satisfaction, and psychological well-being of Taiwanese students returning home from the United States. The results of the questionnaire showed that returnees' reentry adjustment was affected by gender, willingness to return home, overall satisfaction with overseas experience, and perceived treatment by home people.
  • Teaching the Growing Population of Nontraditional Students
    This document contains three articles on teaching the growing population of nontraditional students. "The Changing Demographics of the Classroom" defines "nontraditional students"; reviews the characteristics, risk factors, and special needs of nontraditional students; and identifies the following services as particularly important to nontraditional students: (1) separate registration, orientation, and advising; (2) greater availability of parking; (3) more evening, weekend, and distance learning programs, including telecourses and online courses; (4) special assistance with financial aid, child care, and housing; (5) student support services such as counseling, assessment, and peer support groups; (6) social activities geared toward older students and their families; and (7) better preparation of educators and staff in meeting nontraditional students' needs.