Students Helping Students: A Guide for Peer Educators on College Campuses

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Wiley, Feb 28, 2000 - Education - 272 pages
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"This should be a bible for comprehensive peer leader training programs. It is a very helpful tool for those of us training peers to co-teach freshman seminars, providing both an intellectual and practical foundation."--John N. Gardner, senior fellow and distinguished professor emeritus, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina

"Students Helping Students is a comprehensive, practical, and insightful guide to the essentials of effective peer education. It is must reading for any students involved in learning their roles as peer educators."--Charles C. Schroeder, vice chancellor for student affairs, University of Missouri-Columbia

"It's about time higher education devoted more attention to developing the single most powerful group on campus: peers! From residence halls to health centers, this book offers useful skills and applications for peers helping peers. Special kudos for helping peer educators learn about intercultural competence and ethical practices."--Susan R. Komives, associate professor of College Student Personnel, University of Maryland, and former president, American College Personnel Association

This practical training guide is for the thousands of college students who serve as leaders, tutors, counselors, and advisors for their peers. Beginning with a fundamental discussion on student growth and development, this resource provides learning objectives and exercises to help prepare peer educators for such tasks as tutoring, student orientation, residence hall advising, crisis intervention, coaching, and more. Perfect for individual or group use, Students Helping Students is a long-awaited guide for students and campus professionals.

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Contents

Student Maturation and the Impact of Peers
23
Intercultural Competence
49
Problem Solving with Individuals
105
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STEVEN C. ENDER is a professor in the Learning Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of College Student Development. FRED B. NEWTON is director of University Counseling Services and professor of counseling and educational psychology at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

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