ERIC Number: ED159363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Leisure Service Career Programs Model. Final Report.
This report identifies leisure career occupations, determines the occupational outlook, and develops primary core competencies as well as specialized, optional competencies for entry level employment. The main method of inquiry is described as a needs assessment based on an audit at Moraine Valley Community College, two previous studies by the author, and the input of an advisory committee. Four occupational groups are identified from an analysis of the primary functions of the leisure career field: recreation services, recreation resources, commercial tourism, and therapeutic services. For each, job descriptions and career ladders are provided. Since the leisure field serves a $150 billion industry whose earnings and employment opportunities are expected to triple in the next few years, its occupational outlook is described as excellent, particularly in the area of tourism (on which little information has previously been available). A leisure service core curriculum, as well as a general education curriculum, is included for a two-year postsecondary program, and general competencies for the core curriculum are recognized, following a career program model. A model course outline is also given for a course entitled "Introduction to Leisure Service Courses," delineating competencies and performance objectives for technical, problem solving, human relations, and life skills. (ELG)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Competency Based Education, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Human Services, Job Skills, Labor Market, Labor Utilization, Leisure Time, Models, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Recreation, Recreational Activities, Service Occupations, Tourism, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison. Research Coordinating Unit.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.