ERIC Number: EJ1031672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Making the Connection: The Use of Student Development Theory in First-Year and Transition Programs
Torres, Vasti; LePeau, Lucy A.
Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, v25 n2 p13-25 2013
This article focuses on past and present research studies that examined the creation of developmental theories to help understand how students develop while in college. The implications of this manuscript include understanding how the diversity of today's student body influences practice, considering the appropriate knowledge base needed to serve first-year and transitions programs, and identifying strategies to engage students in a manner that promotes their development.
Descriptors: Student Development, Educational Theories, College Freshmen, Transitional Programs, Service Learning, Resident Advisers, Peer Teaching, Outdoor Education, Citizen Participation, Research Reports
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; Web site: http://fyesit.metapress.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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