Leisure Education: A Person-Centered, System-Directed, and Social Policy Perspective brings different leisure education voices together and provides a broad overview of the many different theories and models of leisure education.
This book propels the field of leisure education forward by helping readers understand the history of leisure education, including the many theories and models of leisure education; outlines the progress and dynamic aspects of leisure education, such as the difference between person-centered and system-directed leisure education; and moves the leisure education field forward toward social policy development so that leisure education can have a voice related to preventing and remedying social problems.
The author has taught at the higher education level. He has also published over 100 articles with over 60 being academic publications and has published three other textbooks.
This book would be valuable for university students or specialists in leisure education.
Chapter 1: Understanding Leisure Education from a Public Policy Perspective
Chapter 2: Theories of Leisure
Chapter 3: The Positive and Negative Consequences of Leisure
Chapter 4: History and Overview of Person-Centered and System-Directed Leisure Education
Chapter 5: Connecting Leisure Education to Social Policy Development
Chapter 6: A Short Overview Regarding Leisure Education Programming Stages and Group Facilitation and Structuring