ERIC Number: ED138578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Delivery of Community Leisure Services: An Holistic Approach.
Murphy, James F.; Howard, Dennis R.
An overview is provided of societal events and factors contributing to social change and how these relate to leisure behavior patterns. It is primarily addressed to students in leisure studies and park management curricula in community recreation, programming, and administration courses. The book is divided into three parts: Section I includes chapters on leisure as a segment of contemporary society, the nature of the recreation experience, the meaning of community, and human development as the primary goal of recreation and leisure service. In section II, the dynamics of managing a community recreation and leisure service agency are discussed. This section contains chapters on the community as a system, the delivery of community recreation services, and program functions. Section III summarizes the book and considers the ecology of recreation and leisure services and new management considerations. (JD)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Community Recreation Programs, Ethnic Groups, Family Attitudes, Human Development, Human Services, Leisure Time, Life Style, Recreation, Social Change, Social Values, Socioeconomic Background
219p.; Lea & Febiger, 600 Washington Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106 ($9.75)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A