Students Helping Students: A Guide for Peer Educators on College Campuses / Edition 2

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Students Helping Students includes:

Updates on the most current research and the latest advances in technology

A revised model that contains service learning and student retention programs

The results of two intervention strategies: the Health Behaviors Assessment ant the College Learning Effectiveness Inventory, which focus on the topics of wellness and academic success

Descriptive overviews of peer programs addressing sexuality, safety, violence reduction, residence life, online peer connections, and more

Praise for the Second Edition of Students Helping Students

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Students Helping Students is an excellent resource for those seeking an introduction to the world of peer education, and for both novice and experienced advisors. Many of the theories, concepts, tools, and activities presented in this book are not only appropriate for peer educators, but are also appropriate for anyone with positions in higher education.” —NACADA Journal

“This new work remains the definitive standard in the field. It should be on the bookshelf of every student affairs professional and is an important tool for preparing peer educators for providing service.” —Ernest Pascarella, professor and Mary Louise Petersen Chair in Higher Education, University of Iowa

“The second edition of Students Helping Students teems with useful material that can be thoughtfully applied by peer helpers. The what, so what, and now what framework reflectively guides the reader to self-discovery and thoughtful practical applications. Being a peer helper is a high-impact learning experience made intentional through the pages of this fine book.” —Susan R. Komives, professor of college student personnel, University of Maryland and president, Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education

John O'Connell
This book is particularly relevant for student affairs professionals involved in training, especially for those working on campuses with culturally diverse student populations.
John N. Gardner
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.
Charles C. Schroeder
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.
Susan R. Komives
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.
Ernest Pascarella
We know from an extensive body of research that college students develop cognitively and emotionally largely from their interactions with other students. Steve Ender and Fred Newton have translated that research evidence into a series of thoughtful interventions and strategies that will enhance the positive impacts of peer interactions. This is an important work that should be on the bookshelf of any student affairs professional.
A training guide for college students serving as leaders, tutors, counselors, or advisors to their peers, this book offers guidance on tasks such as tutoring, student orientation, residence hall advising, crisis intervention, and coaching. Chapters focus on maturation, intercultural competence, communication, problem solving, group process, leadership, academic success, campus resources, and ethics. Ender teaches in the Learning Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Newton is director of University Counseling Services at Kansas State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470452097
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/13/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 224,414
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Fred B. Newton is director of counseling services and professor of counseling and educational psychology at Kansas State University. He teaches courses in student personnel/student development, counseling theories and practicum, group theories and practicum, peer counseling, leadership training, stress management, and performance enhancement. 

Steven C. Ender is president of Grand Rapids Community College. During his more than 30 years in higher education, Dr. Ender has held numerous teaching, counseling, and administrative positions and has published extensively in refereed journals as well as textbooks. Dr. Ender serves on the Economic and Workforce Development Commission of the American Association of Community Colleges, the Lifelong Learning Commission of the American Council on Education, and the board of the National Junior College Athletic Association as a presidential representative.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables


Preface John N. Gardner Gardner, John N.

About the Authors John N. Gardner Gardner, John N.

1 Peer Educators on the College Campus John N. Gardner Gardner, John N. 1

2 Student Maturation and the Impact of Peers John N. Gardner Gardner, John N. 28

3 Enhancing Cultural Proficiency John N. Gardner Gardner, John N. 57

4 Interpersonal Communication Skills: Creating the Helping Interaction John N. Gardner Gardner, John N. 94

5 Problem Solving with Individuals John N. Gardner Gardner, John N. 123

6 Understanding Group Process John N. Gardner Gardner, John N. 151

7 Leading Groups Effectively John N. Gardner Gardner, John N. 179

8 Strategies for Academic Success John N. Gardner Gardner, John N. 213

9 Using Campus Resources and Referral Techniques John N. Gardner Gardner, John N. 244

10 Ethics and Strategies for Good Practice John N. Gardner Gardner, John N. 264

11 Examples of Peer Education Programs in Higher Education John N. Gardner Gardner, John N. 282

Glossary John N. Gardner Gardner, John N. 309

References John N. Gardner Gardner, John N. 317

Index John N. Gardner Gardner, John N. 327

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