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Advising Student Groups and Organizations, 2nd Edition by Nancy E. Chrystal-Green, John H. Schuh, Norbert W. Dunkel

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Chapter 4Understanding Individual and Group Development

A REOCCURRING THEME throughout this book is the impact that an effective adviser can have on the health of an organization and on the development of the student leaders with whom he or she works. The topics found within this chapter illuminate this quite clearly. A discussion about “development” can take many forms, especially in the context of working with college students. During these transformative years, students are developing a sense of self, a set of values and beliefs, independence and interdependence, skills and competencies, and learning how to make meaning of their relationship to the world around them. We believe that advisers need to pay special attention to, and have a ...

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