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How College Affects Students : 21st Century Evidence That Higher Education Works (Vol 3) (Paperback)

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How College Affects Students, Volume 3 carries on the tradition of the past volumes (which covered research years 1967-2001) as a critical review, synthesis, and analysis of the research on college impact that has accumulated between  2002 and 2012. Such synthesis and analysis helps the the field to understand how students are influenced by various facets of undergraduate education and provides empirical evidence on which to base future policies and practices.

The book will synthesize approximately 2500+ individual research investigations, and the authors will compare the conclusions from the research conducted between 2002 and 2012 with those based on the work conducted between 1991 and 2001 – which constituted the research base for the second volume of How College Affects Students.

Table of Contents:

     1.  Studying College Outcomes in the New Century:  Overview and Organization of the Research

     2.  Theoretical Models of College Impact

     3.  Development of Verbal, Quantitative, and Subject Matter Competence

     4.  Cognitive Skills and Intellectual Growth

     5.  Psychosocial Change

     6.  Attitudes and Values

     7.  Moral/Ethical Development

     8.  Educational Attainment and Persistence

     9.  Career and Economic Impacts of College

     10.  Quality of Life after College

     11.   How College Affects Students:  A Summary

     12.  Implications for Research Policy and Practice

     13.  Technical Appendix:  Methodological Advances in Estimating the Impact of College

The research reviewed in Chapters 3 – 10 will, where appropriate, be organized around the following structure (which was used in the preceding two volumes): 

       Change during College

       Net Effects (Value Added) of College

        Between-College Effects

        Within-College Effects

        Conditional Effects of College (are effects different for different kinds of students?)

        Enduring Effects of College

Each chapter also summarizes the findings from the previous decade’s research so that the reader will be able to see the extent of agreement, disagreement, and change with the research findings from 2002-2012.


Number of Pages: 768
Genre: Education
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Volume number: 3
Author: Matthew J. Mayhew
Language: English
Street Date: September 26, 2016
TCIN: 51817779
UPC: 9781118462683
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-5144
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