ERIC Number: ED106534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Career Education: The Leisure Occupations Cluster. Information Series No. 86.
Verhoven, Peter J.; Vinton, Dennis A.
The guide is intended to supplement career education curricula with information about leisure occupations (recreation, hospitality, and tourism). It traces the growth and significance of leisure occupations with regard to the scientific, economic, and social advances which have motivated more Americans than ever before to seek leisure opportunities actively. It analyzes the primary functions of the four major occupational groups in the field: recreational services, recreational resources, tourism, and amusement and entertainment. It discusses the educational and training requirements, the advancement opportunities, and employment benefits in the field, and examines desirable personal requirements for individuals contemplating employment in the leisure field. Three appendixes comprise approximately 50 pages of the document: one gives sample job descriptions for 15 leisure occupations; another gives general training requirements for approximately 25 leisure occupations in each of the four groups listed above; the last lists approximately 60 agencies serving the leisure industry. A five-page bibliography is included. (JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.