Student Development in College Book
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Student Development in College


  • Author : Nancy J. Evans
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-11-05
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 0470557125

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Rethinking College Student Development Theory Using Critical Frameworks Book

Rethinking College Student Development Theory Using Critical Frameworks


  • Author : Elisa S. Abes
  • Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620367667

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Rethinking College Student Development Theory Using Critical Frameworks Excerpt :

A major new contribution to college student development theory, this book brings “third wave” theories to bear on this vitally important topic. The book has three sections: The first briefly introduces the third wave theories that have recently expanded the frame of the topic; the second uses those theories to focus on specific aspects of student development; and the third brings it all together with a few chapters that look at the implications for practice. The first section includes a chapter that provides an overview of the evolution of student development theories as well as chapters describing the critical and poststructural theories most relevant to the next iteration of student development theory. These theories include critical race theory, queer theory, feminist theories, intersectionality, decolonizing/indigenous theories, and crip theories. These chapters also include a discussion of how each theory is relevant to the central questions of student development theory. The second section provides critical interpretations of the primary constructs associated with student development theory. These constructs and their related ideas include resilience, dissonance, socially constructed identities, authenticity, agency, context, development (consistency/coherence/stability), and knowledge (sources of truth and belief systems). Each chapter begins with brief personal narratives on a particular construct; the chapter authors then re-envision the narrative’s highlighted construct using one or more critical theories. The third section will focus on implications for practice. Specifically, these chapters will consider possibilities for how student development constructs re-envisioned through critical perspectives can be utilized in practice. The primary audience for the book is faculty members who teach in graduate programs in higher education and student affairs and their students. The book will also be useful to practitioners seeking guidance in working effect

Student Development Theory in Higher Education Book

Student Development Theory in Higher Education


  • Author : Terrell L. Strayhorn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-12-22
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135045050

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Moving beyond the theories traditionally used to describe college student development, this engaging book introduces social psychological theories that address the most relevant issues in higher education today. Covering theories of ecological systems, sense of belonging, prejudice and discrimination, positive psychology, social capital, personality theory, mentoring, and hope theory, this book promotes the understanding and application of social psychological theories to various higher education contexts. Examples from diverse student populations encourage learners’ application to situations in their own contexts. Comprehensive enough to be used as a main text but accessible enough to be used alongside another, this important textbook bridges research, theory, and practice to help practicing and aspiring higher education and student affairs professionals effectively work with college students. Special Features Include: • Reflective exercises that combine theory and practice and help students apply their knowledge solving problems. • Case studies and scenarios for further connections to the reader’s university and college settings. • Guiding questions that encourage students to think beyond the current literature and practice. • List of further readings and references for readers to explore topics in more depth.

College Student Development Book

College Student Development


  • Author : Wendy K. Killam, PhD, NCC, CRC, LPC
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2017-04-18
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826118165

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Prepares readers to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse college student population This is a timely and comprehensive overview of key theories of student development that illustrates their application across a range of student services with diverse student populations. It is distinguished by its focus on nontraditional student populations including adults changing careers, parents, veterans, and international students. The book examines relevant theories of cognitive, ethical, moral, and personality development and theories of identity development in terms of ethnicity, gender, and ability. Also covered are theories relevant to disability issues, LGBT identity issues, and to choice of career and major/degree. Unique to the text is information on how theories can be applied, beyond understanding individual students, to student groups and to guide the coordination of student affairs services across the campus. Engaging case vignettes immerse readers in diverse perspectives and demonstrate the application of theory to a wide range of student types and issues. The book covers the history and development of each theory along with its strengths and limitations. Also included are useful suggestions on how to best assist students with current challenges. Reflective questions concluding each chapter help students to reinforce information. An insightful text for courses in college student development in relevant graduate programs and for student affairs professionals who wish to enhance their abilities, this book reflects the realities of contemporary college student life and student affairs practices. Key Features: Applies student development theories primarily to non-traditional college students Presents chapter-opening/closing examples reflecting student diversity Explores the strengths and limitations of each theory Describes how theories can be applied in varied student affairs settings and in broader contexts of student affairs Includes instructor’s resources

College Student Development and Academic Life Book

College Student Development and Academic Life


  • Author : Philip G. Altbach
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-06-23
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135644499

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Identity Development of College Students Book

Identity Development of College Students


  • Author : Susan R. Jones
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-02-05
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118482285

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Identity Development of College Students Building off the foundational work of Erik Erikson and Arthur Chickering, Identity Development of College Students adds broad and innovative research to describe contemporary perspectives of identity development at the intersection of context, personal characteristics, and social identities. The authors employ different theoretical perspectives to explore the nature of context—how it both influences and is influenced by multiple social identities. Each chapter includes discussion and reflection questions and activities for individual or small group work. Praise for Identity Development of College Students "Susan R. Jones and Elisa S. Abes have provided us with a comprehensive and beautifully written overview of the evolution of identity development theory. This book reads like a novel while at the same time conveying important ideas, critical analysis, and cutting-edge research that will enhance student affairs practice." —NANCY J. EVANS, professor, Student Affairs Program, School of Education, Iowa State University "The authors masterfully present a holistic, integrative, and multi-dimensional approach to the identity development of today's college student. This text should be required reading for those engaged in research and practice in the areas of student affairs, counseling, higher education, and cultural studies." —SHARON KIRKLAND-GORDON, director, Counseling Center, University of Maryland, College Park "Susan R. Jones and Elisa S. Abes's work is ground-breaking—charting new scholarly territory and making one of the most significant contributions to identity literature in many years. Building on contemporary and traditional theoretical foundations, Jones and Abes offer new models of identity development essential for understanding a diversity of college students." —MARYLU K. MCEWEN, associate professor emerita, University of Maryland, College Park

Case Studies for Student Development Theory Book

Case Studies for Student Development Theory


  • Author : Jason C. Garvey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-06-17
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429879166

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This much-needed case study book provides higher education and student affairs graduate students, practitioners, and faculty with the tools to enhance their learning of student development theory and to apply this learning to practice. Each chapter offers a summary of theory – covering traditional and newer student development models – in addition to multiple case studies that help readers focus on practice that fosters social justice and inclusion. The case studies for each chapter represent a range of institutional types and diverse student populations, offering an opportunity to explore the intersections of various developmental processes and to foster social justice and inclusion in higher education contexts. Guiding questions at the end of each case study offer opportunities for further discussion and critical reflection. An essential text for every student development course, Case Studies for Student Development Theory enhances student learning and development in higher education while also addressing how students’ social identities intersect with college campus environments.

Emerging Adulthood and Higher Education Book

Emerging Adulthood and Higher Education


  • Author : Joseph L. Murray
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-09-06
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317225904

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Emerging Adulthood and Higher Education Excerpt :

This important book introduces Arnett’s emerging adulthood theory to scholars and practitioners in higher education and student affairs, illuminating how recent social, cultural, and economic changes have altered the pathway to adulthood. Chapters in this edited collection explore how this theory fits alongside current student development theory, the implications for how college students learn and develop, and how emerging adulthood theory is uniquely suited to address challenges facing higher education today. Emerging Adulthood and Higher Education provides important recommendations for administrators, counselors, and student affairs personnel to provide effective programs and services to facilitate their emerging adults’ journeys through this formative stage of life.

Square Pegs and Round Holes Book

Square Pegs and Round Holes


  • Author : Fred A. Bonner Ii
  • Publisher : Stylus Publishing (VA)
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 1620367718

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Developing alternative student development frameworks and models, this groundbreaking book provides student affairs practitioners, as well as faculty, with illuminating perspectives and viable approaches for understanding the development of today's diverse student populations, and for building the foundation for their academic success and self-authorship. With the increasing number of adult working students, minoritized, multiracial, LGTBQ, and first-generation students, this book offers readers vital insights into -and ways to interrogate-existing practice, and develop relevant responses to the needs of these populations. Building on and critiquing the past frameworks, and integrating the insights of contemporary scholarship on student development, the contributors collectively put forward a robust theoretical and methodological foundation for this work, using Critical Race Theory as their central frame. CRT allows chapter authors to situate race related encounters at the center of their proposed alternative framework or model, and deconstruct and challenge commonly held assumptions about diverse college student development. In the tradition of CRT, each author offers an alternative model or framework that can be applied to the diverse population upon which the chapter is framed, prompting readers to address such questions as: * Who are our college students? * What set of experiences do our students bring to the higher education context? * What role have their environments/contexts (i.e. home, p-12, community, family, peer groups, mentors) played in our student's lives? * What impact have intervening variables (i.e. race, oppression, power) had on their experiences? * What strategies do they use to overcome developmental obstacles? * How do they define success, and how they know they have achieved it ? By laying bare the experiences of these diverse college students that inform this volume's "alternative" frameworks this book contests that notion that they constitu

College Counseling and Student Development Book

College Counseling and Student Development


  • Author : Derrick A Paladino
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: College student development programs
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 1556203802

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"The college counseling landscape has evolved quite a bit. Over the past decade, we have witnessed 2-year and 4-colleges being shaped by increased attention to mental health issues, crisis response and triage procedures, and students coming to campus already taking prescribed psychotropic medication. In addition, social media and electronic communication have changed our society in important and indelible ways that we have only started to describe and respond to as scholars and practitioners. Greater access to college by a more diverse student population is an important gain, and also requires greater understanding of students working part/full-time while in school, having dependents themselves, being first generation students, seeking on-line education, and returning/adult students). Indeed, in data drawn from 2016, the National Center for Education statistics reflected that one in five college students is at least 30 years old, two in five attend a community college, and almost half attend college part time at some juncture. Adding to this is the context of community, national, global, and political events, which are experienced by students in ways that are both personal and career oriented. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but rather a dusting of the contemporary college student's ecology. We contend that these changes necessitate a greater understanding of college student mental health and wellbeing across campus support offices to facilitate the academic, social, and personal/emotional success of all students"--

Design Thinking in Student Affairs Book

Design Thinking in Student Affairs


  • Author : Julia Allworth
  • Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2021-09-23
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781642670356

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“Design Thinking in Student Affairs: A Primer constitutes such an important and timely contribution to the literature. By focusing equally on the theory, mindset, and practice of design thinking, the book fills a gap by providing a roadmap for theoretically informed practice and culture change. Authored by trusted colleagues with expertise in leadership, innovation, assessment, storytelling, equity, organizational development, change management, and student success in both Canada and the United States—the book makes a compelling case for using design thinking to facilitate human-centered, cocreated, high-impact solutions within and beyond the traditional realm of student affairs. Given the unprecedented combination of new and exacerbated challenges facing our colleges and universities—decreasing government funding, student mental health and well-being, diversity and inclusion efforts, and affordability chief among them—who among us doesn’t need another arrow in their quiver?”—From the Foreword by Janet Morrison, President and Vice Chancellor of Sheridan College, Ontario, Canada Design thinking is an innovative problem-solving framework. This introduction is the first book to apply its methodology to student affairs and, in doing so, points the way to its potentially wider value to higher education as a whole. With its focus on empathy, which is the need to thoroughly understand users’ experiences, design thinking is user-centered, similar to how student affairs is student-centered. Because the focus of design thinking is to design with users, not for users, it aligns well with student affairs practice. In addition, its focus on empathy makes design thinking a more equitable approach to problem-solving than other methods because all users’ experiences—not just the experiences of majority or “average” student—need to be understood. Centering empathy in problem-solving processes can be a tool to disrupt higher education systems and practices.

Black Women College Students Book

Black Women College Students


  • Author : Felecia Commodore
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-01-31
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317216384

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The latest book in the Key Issues on Diverse College Students series explores the state of Black women students in higher education. Delineating key issues, proposing an original student success model, and describing what institutions can do to better support this group, this important book provides a succinct but comprehensive exploration of this underrepresented and often neglected population on college campuses. Full of practical recommendations for working across academic and student affairs, this is a useful guide for administrators, faculty, and practitioners interested in creating pathways for Black female college student success. Whether this book is read cover to cover or used as a resource manual, the pages contain critical insights that should be taken into serious consideration wherever Black women college students are concerned.

Putting Students First Book

Putting Students First


  • Author : Larry A. Braskamp
  • Publisher : Jossey-Bass
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105114583128

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Brasksamp (emeritus, education, Loyola U., Chicago), along with colleagues at Northwestern and Washington State, discuss their study of how ten diverse church-related colleges and universities (of some 900) prepare their students for life beyond the campus. Through a "4C framework" based on personal investment theory--culture, curriculum, co-curriculum (connecting in-class and out-of-class experiences), and community, they examine the career training, intellectual, moral, and spiritual contexts in which this mission is pursued. Questions are posed about how campuses can support holistic student development.

College Student Leadership Development Book

College Student Leadership Development


  • Author : Valerie I. Sessa
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-03-27
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317378822

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College Student Leadership Development introduces the idea that we all play a part in producing leadership and that learning how to participate in the process of leadership is something that all college students need to learn as part of their college academic experience. Rather than approaching leadership from the traditional model emphasizing specific skill sets, this book acquaints students with how to learn leadership using the ReAChS model of leadership development (Reflection, Assessment, Challenge, Support). It then encourages students to directly engage their own experiences to hone their leader identity and understanding of leadership as well as improve their leadership knowledge and skills. Step-by-step exercises lead students in reflecting on their experiences, assessing themselves, choosing challenges, creating support networks, and finally capturing and communicating to others what they have learned. Throughout, examples of student leaders’ experiences provide readers with powerful examples of others’ successes and struggles in leadership alongside the latest psychological research on learning and development.

Helping College Students Book

Helping College Students


  • Author : Amy L. Reynolds
  • Publisher : Jossey-Bass
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015079202647

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Helping College Students Excerpt :

There is a need for a book that fully examines the specific and unique awareness, knowledge, and skills that are necessary for student affairs and other practitioners to be effective and ethical in their helping, counseling, and advising roles. This book addresses the core assumptions and underlying beliefs that impact the helping, counseling, and advising roles and skills that are central to higher education. It synthesizes and integrates information from traditional counseling therapy texts and offers examples of how to utilize such skills within student affairs. Written for faculty members and professionals.