ERIC Number: ED189062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-14
Reference Count: 0
The Future of Blacks in the Recreation Profession.
Lewis, Charles H.
Qualified recreation professionals are abundant, particularly for administrative positions. However, many trained professionals have White, middle-class backgrounds which sometimes limit their understanding of the needs of low-income and minority neighborhoods. Blacks, women, and minorities can improve this situation if they can overcome economic and educational problems. They should look for employment in the commercial, industrial, private, voluntary, and religious sectors of recreation. Minority recreators must assume a greater responsibility for the quality of leisure services they provide. Good recreational planning will reduce the occurrence of crime as a leisure activity. Minority recreators must be prepared to meet future social and community needs. (CJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention (Detroit, MI, April 14, 1980)