The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education stimulates and encourages students, faculty, and educational practitioners, including individuals in education, government, and the private sector who conduct applied and policy-oriented educational research, to place the pursuit of ideas at the epicentre of their research-from framing meaningful problems to identifying and addressing key challenges to the reporting and dissemination of their findings.

Socialization of Students in Higher education: Organizational Perspectives

Socialization of students in higher education: Organizational perspectives

In their recently published book reviewing research that appeared during the 1990s, Pascarella and Terenzini (2005, chap. 2) continued the pattern established in their previous volume (Pascarella & Terenzini, 1991, chap. 2) of identifying two broad clusters of conceptual frameworks that are important for understanding change in college students: developmental theories and college impact models. Developmental models of student change address “the nature, structure, and processes of individual human growth. They focus primarily on the nature and content of intraindividual change, although interpersonal experiences are often salient components of these models” (Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005, p. 18, emphasis in original).

College impact models of student change focus more “on the environmental ...

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