ERIC Number: ED298906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
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Student Development: The Next Logical Focus.
Hand, James D.
This chapter describes a new type of educational development, called student development; considers how student development relates to faculty, instructional, and organizational development; and describes innovative student development programs at several universities. As used in this discussion, the term student development involves a process by which the learner is educated to become a sophisticated consumer of education, with the process facilitating both educational and personal growth. This description differs significantly from the use of the term to describe programs evolving from offices of the dean of students, counseling centers, or learner skills centers, student improvement laboratories, and education units. The development of programs at the University of Vermont, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Campus that incorporate the ideas discussed in this chapter are described. It is argued that student development of the type described in this chapter is an integral part of the educational development process and must take it place alongside instructional, faculty, and organizational development. (7 references) (EW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Note: In: Instructional Development: The State of the Art, II; see IR 013 273. For volume I, see ED 292 444.