Applications in Recreation and Leisure For Today and the Future, 4th ed. - eBook

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-701-3

Author(s): Kathleen A. Cordes

Copyright year: 2013

Edition: 4th

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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

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