Problem Solving in Recreation and Parks offers a problem-solving model that aids park and recreation leaders in developing a systematic approach to the vital issues, discussing topics defining objectives, brainstorming, and strategies for implementation. It also provides 100 case studies that that represent problems in the areas of administration, program, personnel, finance, public relations, and human relations.
Problem Solving in Recreation and Parks should be useful not only for teaching park and recreation students how to handle hypothetical problems systematically, but also as an update and refresher for those involved with problems in agencies and organizations.
The author has taught at the higher education level. He has also worked in the field as a director of recreation and parks.
Chapter 1: Problem Solving: A Professional Need
Chapter 2: The Problem-Solving Model
Chapter 3: Use of the Case Study Method in Problem Solving
Chapter 4: The Problem Situation
Chapter 5: Defining Objectives
Chapter 6: Factors That Influence Problem Solving
Chapter 7: Brainstorming
Chapter 8: Selecting Alternative Solutions
Chapter 9: Decision Making
Chapter 10: Strategies for Implementation