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ERIC Number: ED024902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 220
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Leisure and Education for Leisure; A Study of an Emerging Priority.
Kimball, Kenneth Robie
This study was done to ascertain indicators (if any) of leisure as an emergent social institution, the opinions of suburban adults on leisure, and their opinions about the role of the schools and other social institutions in preparing youth for leisure. A literature survey confirmed leisure as a growing social force. Survey respondents (185 heads of households in Albany County, New York) were largely married men with 12 or more years of education; 58% were in professional, managerial, clerical, or sales positions. Play activities were preferred by 57% to entertainment, making, or fulfillment activities. The group indicated that the home, school, and church, in that order, are assuming or should assume major roles in preparation for leisure. Respondents were divided on the statement that "education for leisure has become as important as education for work," with stronger reactions coming from those who disagreed with the statement. The home was found lacking in preparing youth for leisure, and intensified efforts by educative agencies were urged. Suggestions and cautions were developed which might serve as a guide for people concerned about education for leisure. (author/ly)
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