Applications in Recreation and Leisure For Today and the Future, 4th ed.
The fourth edition of Applications in Recreation & Leisure provides a contemporary examination of leisure issues from philosophical, psychological, and sociological perspectives. This book views the history of leisure, leisure throughout the life course, leisure issues pertaining to aging and to the physically and developmentally disabled, multicultural and international issues, planning and management issues, and career opportunities. In examining leisure and recreation as human rights for all individuals, it serves as a catalyst for critical thinking by students while providing a broad understanding of the different philosophies of the various providers of leisure services.
The author has taught in higher education and has served in professional organizations such as the American Leisure Academy and the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) Foundation for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles.
This introductory text is written with the student in mind. First, it is intended for the student who has chosen to study leisure and recreation as part of their college education. Second, the book is intended for the student who is exploring leisure and recreation for a possible career.
Chapter 1: The Nature of Leisure, Recreation, and Play
Chapter 2: The Evolution of Leisure, Recreation, and Play
Chapter 3: Leisure, Recreation, and the Individual
Chapter 4: Play, Recreation, and the Life Course: Children
Chapter 5: Recreation, Leisure, and the Life Course: Adolescents
Chapter 6: Recreation, Leisure, and the Life Course: Adults and Seniors
Chapter 7: Recreation, Leisure, and Society
Chapter 8: The International Scene
Chapter 9: Diversity and Inclusiveness
Chapter 10: Providers and Resources
Chapter 11: The Profession
Chapter 12: Planning and Management in Recreation and Leisure
Chapter 13: Issues and Challenges in Recreation and Leisure
Chapter 14: Adding More Value