1st Edition

College Student Development and Academic Life Psychological, Intellectual, Social and Moral Issues

    The purpose of this series is to bring together the main currents in today's higher education and examine such crucial issues as the changing nature of education in the U.S., the considerable adjustment demanded of institutions, administrators, the faculty; the role of Catholic education; the remarkable growth of higher education in Latin America, contemporary educational concerns in Europe, and more. Among the many specific questions examined in individual articles are: Is it true that women are subtly changing the academic profession? How is power concentrated in academic organizations? How successful are Latin America's private universities? What is the correlation between higher education and employment in Spain? Is minority graduate education in the U.S. producing the desired results?

    Volume Introduction I. Personal Growth and the College Student 2 The Seven Vectors; Ego Development II. Cognitive and Ethical; Cognitive and Ethical Growth: The Making of Meaning; Women's Ways of Knowing: On Gaining a Voice; Students' Epistemologies and Academic Experiences: Implications for Pedagogy; The Reflective Judgment Model: Transforming Assumptions About Knowing; Moral Stages and the Development of Faith III. Identity In Context; A Minority Identity Development Model; Toward a Model of White Racial Identity Development; Homosexual Identity Formation: Testing a Theoretical Model; IV. Person In Context; Student Involvement: A Developmental Theory for Higher Education; Culture and the Self: Implications for Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation; The Ecology of Cognitive Development: Research Models and Fugitive Findings


    Karen Arnold, Ilda Carreiro King (Boston College)