ERIC Number: ED186763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Therapeutic Recreation: A Curriculum Planning and Resource Guide.
Heath, Walter D.; Spetz, Sally H.
This curriculum resource guide, one of seven developed by the State of Illinois to present information on new and emerging curricula existing in the nation, can be used as a basis for local educators to determine the resources needed to offer therapeutic recreation technician curriucla and to initiate curriculum development at the local level. Chapters 1 and 2 contain an introduction and procedures for using the guide. Chatper 3 describes the job duties and typical employers of therapeutic recreation technicians. In chapter 4 alternative curriculum approaches are presented--an associate degree program and a certificate program. Chapter 5 discusses these resources required to implement the program: curriculum advisory committee, facilities and equipment, and instructor qualifications. The final chapter contains fourteen abstracts of curriculum and instructional materials; information provided includes title, author(s), availability, and price. Appendixes include lists of schools that offer technician coursework in therapeutic recreation and related agencies/organizations and journals/periodicals. (A report on the project that identified the seven new and emerging occupations is available as CE 025 423. See Note for other curriculum resource guides in ERIC.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Allied Health Occupations Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Associate Degrees, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Educational Certificates, Educational Equipment, Educational Facilities, Employment Qualifications, Labor Needs, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Rehabilitation, Resource Materials, Teacher Qualifications, Therapy, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Conserva, Inc., Raleigh, NC.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois