ERIC Number: EJ700217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-1
Reference Count: 21
Thinking outside the Box: Placing Park and Recreation Professionals in K-12 Schools
Dustin, Daniel; Hibbler, Dan; McKenney, Alexis; Blitzer, Laura
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v75 n1 p51 Jan 2004
The authors argue that it is time to place park and recreation professionals in K-12 schools on a permanent basis. Their proposal is based on the following observations: (1) school facilities are grossly underutilized; (2) the majority of a child's life takes place outside the classroom; (3) park and recreation programs are effective "hooks" for getting and holding children's attention for all kinds of educational purposes; (4) park and recreation professionals have considerable teaching and counseling experience; (5) park and recreation professionals understand the importance of educating the whole child; and (6) the synergistic possibilities are far-reaching. The authors conclude their proposal by describing an existing Florida program and calling for others like it to better serve the needs of all children.
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Recreational Programs, Integrated Services, After School Programs, Partnerships in Education, Shared Resources and Services
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193, ext. 493 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida