How College Affects Students: Findings and Insights from Twenty Years of Research, Volume 1

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 8, 1991 - Education - 894 pages
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Foreword by Kenneth A. Feldman

Not since Feldman and Newcomb's 1969 landmark book, The Impact of College on Students has there been such a comprehensive resource available on what is known about the effect of college on students. In this book, Pascarella and Terenzini take up where Feldman and Newcomb left off, synthesizing twenty more years of empirical research and over 2,600 studies, distilling what is known about how students change and benefit as a consequence of attending college.

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User Review  - Jonna Higgins-Freese - Goodreads

Obviously this is a solidly-researched classic. However, I agree with a critique I saw from the community college space: while this research explicitly includes only residential four year college ... Read full review

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Grad school text book. A great one for every higher ed professional to keep around the office. Read full review


Theories and Models of Student Change in College
Development of Verbal Quantitative and Subject
Cognitive Skills and Intellectual Growth

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About the author (1991)

Ernest T. Pascarella is the Mary Louise Petersen Professor of Higher Education at the University of Iowa.

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