ERIC Number: ED034538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Taped Highlights; Recommendations of the Western Regional Leadership Conference (Sacramento, Calif., September 25-26, 1969).
American River Junior Coll., Sacramento, CA.
This transcript is meant to help coordinators, administrators, and teachers in developing programs for recreation leaders and technicians in 2-year colleges, especially those that can become career ladders. Three distinct types of job are noted--administrator, consultant, and face-to-face activity leader. A substantial nationwide market for graduates is foreseen. The 22 recommendations include: an advisory committee representing local employers and 4-year schools; a survey of available local jobs; a capable coordinator; a master's degree for the faculty; general and sequential courses in the curriculum; use of the USOE curriculum guide; a program identity separate from Physical Education; articulation with both secondary and 4-year schools; both 2-year terminal programs and career ladders for the graduate; in-service training and continuous education to prevent dead-end jobs; transferability from 2- to 4-year colleges; assurance of further preparation for high supervisory positions; use of state funds for work experience programs; close cooperation with California Recreation and Park Society on certification, registration, etc.; use of personnel referral and placement service of National Recreation and Park Association; specification of the college role in training; continuous, sequential, developmental field-work experience; 20-unit certification program for upgrading and updating those already employed; a student club affiliated with the California Recreation and Park Society. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: American River Junior Coll., Sacramento, CA.