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ERIC Number: ED220727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Leisure: Integrating a Neglected Component in Life Planning. Information Series No. 245.
McDaniels, Carl
Aimed principally at educational professionals--teachers; counselors; administrators; and vocational, career, and adult educators--this monograph provides a framework for considering leisure as an integral part of life planning. The introduction, based largely on a literature review, presents historical perspectives on leisure, discusses its relationship to human development, and provides some theoretical perceptions and definitions; the chapter concludes with "A Proposal for Leisure and Life Planning," which provides a rationale for discussing leisure in six life stages. Each of these stages is discussed in a chapter of its own, which indicates the most positive features of leisure at that stage and how various institutions can assist a person in taking advantage of the opportunities of that stage. The stages considered are (1) childhood, the awareness stage; (2) adolescence, the exploration stage; (3) young adulthood, the preparation stage; (4) adulthood, the implementation stage; (5) midlife, the involvement and reassessment stage; and (6) retirement, the reawareness and re-exploration stage. Following the six life-stage chapters, a summary presents 10 needs having educational implications for integrating leisure with life planning. Provided in two appendixes are, respectively, examples demonstrating innovative approaches to leisure and a charter of leisure. A list of references concludes the document. (DTT)
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (IN245, $4.95).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.