Leisure education: definition, aims, advocacy, and practices – are we talking about the same thing(s)?

Sivana, Atara and Robert A. Stebbins. (2011). Leisure education: definition, aims, advocacy, and practices – are we talking about the same thing(s)? World Leisure Journal. 53(1): 27-41 DOI:10.1080/04419057.2011.552216

Abstract: This paper looks at the way leisure education has been defined, advocated, and implemented. While examining the “What”, “Why” and “How” questions of leisure education that have been mostly raised in the West, it brings to light additional perspectives from Asia. The paper points to the possible fluidity of the term “leisure education”, the sometimes all-encompassing nature of its definition, and the gap between its advocacy and implementation. It further draws attention to recent trends in Asia that could potentially facilitate a successful adoption of leisure education. Calls are made for further investigation of perceptions of leisure education and its practices internationally.

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