Student Development in College 3E : Theory, Research, and Practice
Student Development in College is a key resource for student affairs practitioners, scholars, graduate students, and those committed to conscious and intentional student affairs practice. A thorough exploration of student development theory, research, and application strategies, this invaluable text has been updated to cover the field's latest advances and reflect the most current information. The third edition includes new chapters on social class, disability, and emerging theories surrounding generational, national, and digital identity with expanded coverage of faith and gender identity. A new framework presents holistic approaches to student development theory, and provides guidance for facilitating dialogues about theory, teaching theory, and the importance of educators as consumers of theory. Discussion questions conclude each chapter and vignettes are woven throughout to provide practical contexts for theory. Learning activities in the appendix promote comprehension and application of theory.
This book is a comprehensive introduction to this ever–evolving body of research, theory, and knowledge, giving those who work with an increasingly diverse student body the necessary information to be optimally effective.
- Get updated on the latest in student development theory and application
- Consider the psychosocial and cognitive aspects of identity
- Learn strategies for difficult dialogues and the importance of reflection on self–development
- Adopt an integrated, holistic approach to complex student development issues
Today's college student is not the college student of twenty years ago. The student body has changed demographically, economically, socially, and in other ways, and student affairs professionals need an integrated approach that serves allstudents. Student Development in College is the ideal resource to develop a comprehensive understanding of today's multifaceted student affairs role.