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ERIC Number: EJ936594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
A Competency-Based Approach to Preparing Staff as Recreation and Youth Development Leaders
Barcelona, Robert J.; Hurd, Amy R.; Bruggeman, Jennifer A.
New Directions for Youth Development, n130 p121-139 Sum 2011
Youth are often the primary group for parks and recreation organizations, yet recreation professionals are often not adequately prepared in the principles and practices of youth development. Similarly, youth workers outside the recreation field often lack information on basic recreation program design and activity leadership. Improving access to educational programs focusing on youth development and recreation, as well as providing continuous training and development opportunities for recreation leaders in youth-serving organizations, can help to close the competency gaps. In this article, the authors discuss a competency-based approach to preparing staff as recreation and youth development leaders. (Contains 2 tables and 17 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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