Leisure education. Theory and practice: Book

J Mundy and L Odum

Book: 224 pages. Available by membership access.

Abstract: The ultimate outcome of leisure education is seen as enabling individuals to enhance the quality of their lives in leisure. This is translated into a goal statement and a subsequent conceptual model where it is intended that a great deal of the content of the model should emanate from the participants themselves. The role of the public school system is examined followed by a chapter considering the role and responsibility of recreation, leisure and other systems in educating people for leisure. Approaches and strategies which can be utilized in this process are presented. Finally, curriculum design which can be utilized in the development of professional preparation programs is discussed. Appendices contain an information processing approach for selection of a leisure pursuit; a model of leisure education for the mentally retarded, and a sample questionnaire for leisure education sessions identifying activities and objectives.

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