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ERIC Number: EJ868895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 79
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
The Activity of Meaning Making: A Holistic Perspective on College Student Development
Baxter Magolda, Marcia B.
Journal of College Student Development, v50 n6 p621-639 Nov-Dec 2009
In this article, the author briefly traces the academic traditions that have formed the major body of student development literature, highlighting the evolution of separate rather than integrated constructs. She then summarizes Robert Kegan's conception of a metapsychology that integrates many of these separate lines of research. Next, she offers a holistic framework for student development theory based on contemporary research that takes a holistic approach. She concludes by outlining the kind of future research that is needed to develop and refine an integrated, holistic theoretical foundation for promoting student development. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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