ERIC Number: ED275575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Study of the Attitudes of Teachers and School Administrators Toward Leisure and Leisure Education.
Callaway, Rolland; Baruch, Steven
This study focuses on leisure as a social issue and the school's responsibility toward leisure education. One hundred twenty-six teachers and school administrators attending graduate classes at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 1983 to 1985 were administered two instruments. The survey sample included representation from kindergarten through post secondary levels, practically all subject areas, and small-town, suburban and city experience. The first of the two instruments, the "Semantic Differential," which measures what leisure means to people, presented 18 activities of leisure to which the subjects responded in terms of 4 polar adjectives on a 4-point scale. The second approach, a 15-item Likert instrument, used a 4-point scale from Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree and measured attitudes towards leisure as a social issue and as a function of schools and schooling. The findings showed that the subjects did have meanings and that they also had differences in their views towards leisure and leisure education. Questions raised by the study were (1) what are schools expected to do in regard to leisure education? (2) what do schools do in regard to leisure education? (3) what should schools be doing in regard to leisure education? The appendix includes 14 tables showing the statistical data of the study. (SY)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, San Francisco, CA, April 16-20, 1986).