ERIC Number: ED135788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Educating for Leisure-Centered Living. Second Edition.
Brightbill, Charles K.; Mobley, Tony A.
This handbook examines in depth the problems facing the increasing amount of leisure time available to individuals. It stresses the fact that creative use of leisure time involves more than play, entertainment, or recreation, but rather, it offers an opportunity for continued growth. The leisure philosophy of the authors is set out in the following statements: (1) The human race is capable of improving the quality and meaning of life; (2) Education, imagination, compassion, and "the golden rule" constitute the main thrust of lasting progress; (3) The place of education is everywhere; (4) Humans, generally, can be relied upon to follow the light freely, if they see it; (5) Freedom, combined with education and leisure, provides the means for humans to reach their highest level; (6) Education cannot be narrow, static, or terminal; (7) Education is not the exclusive responsibility of any one institution or discipline; (8) Education and sound health as its steppingstone are primarily, although not exclusively, the responsibilities of enlightened, democratic government; (9) Literacy in the use of personally satisfying and beneficial leisure is of unwavering importance. Each chapter illuminates and explores the ramifications of these basic assumptions. (JD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Behavioral Objectives, Creative Development, Developmental Psychology, Educational Needs, Government Role, Human Services, Leisure Time, Philosophy, Self Actualization, Self Help Programs, Social Values, Values
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 Third Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016 ($5.95)
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