Student Development in the First College Year

A Primer for College Educators
Foreword by Jerry Pattengale
Paper: 978 1 889271 52 1 / $20.00 Published: May 2005
Lib E-Book: 978 1 942072 21 8 / $95.00
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Published: May 2005
E-Book: 978 1 942072 22 5 / $15.99 Published: May 2005

120 pp., 6" x 9"
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.

Table of Contents:


Foreword by Jerry Pattengale

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 Educational Practice

* Applying Developmental Theory to the Composition Classroom

* Applying Developmental Theory to Residential Learning Initiatives by Anna M. McLeod

* Applying Developmental Theory to Learning Community Practice by Jean M. Henscheid

6. Strategies for Assessing Developmental Outcomes

7. A Holistic View of Development


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Reviews & Endorsements

“Skipper’s book … is an excellent resource that clearly and concisely examines the individual components of student development theory but general enough to be useful for anyone who works with students.”
- NACADA Journal