ERIC Number: ED301552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-20
Reference Count: 0
What's Going on Over There: A Pacific Rim Update.
Neal, Larry L.
Horace Greeley was historically correct when he admonished the early pioneers to "Go West!" While historically insightful he was geographically limited. The West now extends beyond the borders and across the vast Pacific Ocean to the entire Pacific Rim. Characteristically, these countries are growing economically, politically, and socially with major world-wide influence. While this leadership and evolving dominance was not based on these countries' leisure influence, the rich history, culture and the melding of technological advances in the leisure industries of this region--to create high-quality leisure experiences--suggests that these Pacific Rim countries (e.g., Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, People's Republic of China, Tiawan, Australia, New Zealand, etc.) have much to offer the world through their leisure influences. The World EXPO in Australia with its theme, "Leisure in the Age of Technology," is but one example. This conference session chronicles the recent advances in leisure awareness and how leisure educators in the United States are networking to influence and be influenced. The role of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Dance and similar associations with liaison to the World Leisure and Recreation Association will be explored. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Boston, MA, April 1989).