ERIC Number: ED115615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct-19
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of the 1975 Dallas-SPRE Institute. A Progressive Approach to Park and Recreation Education.
Weiskopf, Donald C., Ed.
This report is divided into three parts. The first part is the opening address. It argues for the importance of constructive leisure as a human need. The essay suggests that recreation educators need to learn from such humanistic psychologists as Abraham Maslow, who have studied what man needs to achieve self-actualization. The second part of the report is divided into the topic statements of the discussion groups at the conference. These include concerns about higher standards of preparation in recreation programs, more progressive instruction, strengthening the professional image of recreation educators, helping students find jobs, and defining the content of training for two-year paraprofessional students and four-year degree candidates. Finally, the recommendations that each discussion group arrived at concerning recreation education are presented. (CD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society of Park and Recreation Educators, Arlington, VA.