Facilitating the Moral Growth of College Students: New Directions for Student Services, Number 139

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Debora L. Liddell, Diane L. Cooper
Wiley, Sep 24, 2012 - Education - 120 pages
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Moral development is a powerful task of young adulthood, and attending to that development is a mandate expected of institutions of higher education. Liddell and Cooper offer a practical approach to understanding how moral learning occurs as well as the role of mentors and educators in facilitating that learning.
Using Rest's Four Component Model--moral sensitivity, judgement, motivation, and action--they describe powerful campus initiatives for moral growth, including service learning, civic engagement, campus judicial systems, diversity and social justice initiatives, and sustainability efforts. Guidelines for effective moral mentorship are examined, and assessment approaches are described in detail.

This is the 139thvolume of this Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly series. An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.

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About the author (2012)

Diane L. Cooper is a Professor of College Student Affairs Administration in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services at The University of Georgia. She served for eight years as a student affairs practitioner at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro before joining the faculty in Student Development at Appalachian State University from 1992-1995. Dr. Cooper served for 6 years as the Editor for the College Student Affairs Journal and on the editorial board for the Journal of College Student Development. She is the co-author of several books including Identity development of diverse populations: Implications for teaching and practice in higher education and Learning through supervised practice in student affairs. Her research interests are in multiple identity development, program design and assessment, legal and ethical issues in student affairs practice, and professional issues related to underrepresented groups in higher education.

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