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ERIC Number: ED047677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Recreation Program Leadership and the Community College: Issues and Perspectives.
Sessoms, H. Douglas; Verhoven, Peter J.
This publication represents the concerns and questions of participants of four regional institutes on recreation education held in 1969. General concerns are the nature of the recreation movement, the steps necessary to establish recreation programs, and the employment of its graduates. Presently there is a manpower shortage in organized recreation that community colleges can fill. Community colleges can initiate associate degree curriculums in recreation program leadership; offer shorter-term certificate programs; provide services to re-orient previously trained career personnel; implement continuing education programs; and be a recreation resource itself. The joint responsibilities of an employing agency and a community college are recruitment of students, recruiting and maintaining knowledgeable teachers, equating job responsibilities with educational backgrounds, and evaluating recreation programs. Other issues and concerns relating to content and administration of the programs are: finances, technical assistance, adequate physical facilities, curriculum content, field work, specialization, related careers, job placement, transferability, student financial aid, certification, and accreditation. (CA)
Descriptors: Educational Programs, Labor Force Development, Recreation, Recreational Activities, Recreational Programs, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
American Association of Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.