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Foundations of Student Affairs Practice: How Philosophy, Theory, and Research Strengthen Educational Outcomes


reviewed by William Altman ó 2003

coverTitle: Foundations of Student Affairs Practice: How Philosophy, Theory, and Research Strengthen Educational Outcomes
Author(s): Florence A. Hamrick, Nancy J. Evans, and John H. Schuh.
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787946478, Pages: 384, Year: 2002
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The purpose of college in the United States has changed greatly over the years. Once a place dedicated to preparing young men to become community leaders by providing them with a liberal education in the arts, literature, and the sciences, institutions of higher learning now educate men and women of all ages in a myriad of liberal arts, technical, and commercial skills. However, we seem to be returning, at least in part, to the Renaissance ideal that college should contribute to the studentís total personal development. As a result, student affairs, which once concerned itself primarily with counseling and guidance has come to be a full partner in overall student development. In Foundations of Student Affairs Practice: How Philosophy, Theory, and Research Strengthen Educational Outcomes, Florence A. Hamrick, Nancy J. Evans, and John H. Schuh of Iowa State University provide a history of this evolution of student affairs, a context in which it may be understood, and a loose blueprint for how we may put current... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 7, 2003, p. 1270-1273
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11124, Date Accessed: 3/23/2017 6:25:26 AM

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