ERIC Number: ED220727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Leisure: Integrating a Neglected Component in Life Planning. Information Series No. 245.
Aimed principally at educational professionals--teachers; counselors; administrators; and vocational, career, and adult educators--this monograph provides a framework for considering leisure as an integral part of life planning. The introduction, based largely on a literature review, presents historical perspectives on leisure, discusses its relationship to human development, and provides some theoretical perceptions and definitions; the chapter concludes with "A Proposal for Leisure and Life Planning," which provides a rationale for discussing leisure in six life stages. Each of these stages is discussed in a chapter of its own, which indicates the most positive features of leisure at that stage and how various institutions can assist a person in taking advantage of the opportunities of that stage. The stages considered are (1) childhood, the awareness stage; (2) adolescence, the exploration stage; (3) young adulthood, the preparation stage; (4) adulthood, the implementation stage; (5) midlife, the involvement and reassessment stage; and (6) retirement, the reawareness and re-exploration stage. Following the six life-stage chapters, a summary presents 10 needs having educational implications for integrating leisure with life planning. Provided in two appendixes are, respectively, examples demonstrating innovative approaches to leisure and a charter of leisure. A list of references concludes the document. (DTT)
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Responsibility, Individual Development, Individual Needs, Leisure Time, School Role
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (IN245, $4.95).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers: Life Cycles; Life Planning