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

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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.