ERIC Number: ED503182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Student Development in the First College Year: A Primer for College Educators
Skipper, Tracy L.
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
Student Development in the First College Year provides a detailed overview of some of the most commonly referenced theories of learning and development in the college years. What sets this primer apart from other treatments of student development theory is its careful attention to the first college year and the wide range of educational environments in which learning and development take place. The primer includes a discussion of moving from theory to educational practice and strategies for assessing developmental outcomes. Following a foreword (Jerry Pattengale), contents include: (1) Student Development Theory and the First College Year; (2) Psychosocial Theories of Student Development; (3) Theories of Cognitive Development; (4) Models of Student Retention; (5) Applying Theory to Educatorial Practice (Applying Developmental Theory to the Composition Classroom; Applying Developmental Theory to Residential Learning Initiatives (Anna M. McLeod); Applying Developmental Theory to Learning Community Practice (Jean M. Henscheid); (6) Strategies for Assessing Developmental Outcomes; and (7) A Holistic View of Development. References and author information are also included.
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Educational Practices, Student Development, School Holding Power, Cognitive Development, Academic Persistence, College Faculty, College Freshmen, Educational Environment, Theory Practice Relationship, College Outcomes Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Psychological Patterns, Social Influences, Holistic Approach, Living Learning Centers
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. University of South Carolina, 1728 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-6229; Fax: 803-777-4699; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.sc.edu/fye/publications/index.html
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
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