ERIC Number: ED039493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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A Study of Municipal Recreation Personnel in Ontario with Implications for Continuing Education.
Griffith, Charles Arthur
The goal of this study was to determine the characteristics and continuing education needs of municipally employed recreation personnel in Ontario. An instrument consisting of a list of duties, a rating scale, and sections designed to secure data relative to the problem was developed and administered on a personal basis at 18 regional meetings. Completed instruments from a total of 108 individuals representing 58 different municipalities were obtained. Of the 108 respondents, 23 had not received any formalized education; 85 had completed two years of recreation education; and three out of the 85 had completed four years of university study. The personnel, regardless of previous education, recognized the need for continuing education programs that would emphasize personnel management, planning and research, public interpretations, finance, relationships between schools and municipal recreations, programing, and areas and facilities. Recommendations included--that the municipalities be encouraged to provide continuing education opportunities for employed personnel, and that research be initiated on the present methods and procedures involved in the certification of personnel. (Author/PT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Certification, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Government Employees, Municipalities, Personnel Management, Questionnaires, Rating Scales, Recreational Programs, Research, Urban Areas
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Identifiers - Location: Canada