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Mulvaney, Michael A.; Hurd, Amy R. – Sagamore Publishing LLC, 2013
The "Official Study Guide for the CPRP Examination" provides up-to-date information in this new edition to assist the park and recreation professional in preparing for the CPRP examination. The study guide serves as an excellent source of information for any individual who works directly or indirectly in the field of park and recreation services.
Descriptors: Information Sources, Study Guides, Recreation, Certification
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Vieyra, Rebecca E.; Vieyra, Chrystian – Physics Teacher, 2014
Mobile device accelerometers are a simple and easy way for students to collect accurate and detailed data on an amusement park ride. The resulting data can be graphed to assist in the creation of force diagrams to help students explain their physical sensations while on the ride. This type of activity can help students overcome some of the…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Recreational Activities, Parks
Corporation for National and Community Service, 2017
AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a full-time, team-based residential program for men and women ages 18-24. AmeriCorps NCCC members are assigned to one of five regional campuses into teams of approximately ten members and complete 2-3 month projects responding to local communities' needs throughout the United States. To…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Late Adolescents, Young Adults, Volunteers
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Buffington, Melanie L. – Art Education, 2019
In 2015, the mass murder of nine people in a South Carolina church by a White supremacist led to greater public questioning of symbols of the Confederacy. This questioning led to action in the spring of 2017 when four large Confederate monuments were removed in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the citizens of Charlottesville, Virginia, voted to remove…
Descriptors: Art Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Art, Current Events
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Wilson, David Sloan – American Journal of Play, 2011
This article describes the thinking behind and the implementation of the Design Your Own Park (DYOP) Competition, a collaborative project of a university, a city, and a fund-raising organization to empower neighborhoods and restore outdoor play citywide in Binghamton, New York. The city makes vacant lots and other neglected spaces available for…
Descriptors: Competition, Measures (Individuals), Play, Community Programs
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Koss, Melanie D. – Journal of Children's Literature, 2015
Picturebooks are written artifacts that convey cultural messages and values about society and help children learn about their world. Books children read and interact with, including those used in classrooms and educational settings, can influence children's self-awareness (Chaudhri & Teale, 2013) and help them develop a positive self-identity…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Cultural Differences, Content Analysis, Childrens Literature
Apperson, Alicia – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The road to doctoral completion is often fraught with barriers, self-doubt, and complications. Creighton, Creighton, and Parks (2010, "Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning" 18(1), 39-52. doi:10.1080/13611260903448342) asserted that mentoring plays a crucial role in the development and success of graduate students, especially…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Students, Mentors, Role
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Williams, Sandra L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
The practice of Human Resource Development (HRD) work often occurs in consulting opportunities at ongoing businesses, agencies and non-profit organizations. These are the spaces where human resources development (HRD) consultants hone their skills and affect change in work settings. Consultants in HRD utilize skills not only across the HRD field…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Consultants, Case Studies
Banks, James A., Ed.; Banks, Cherry A. McGee, Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2019
As diversity continues to increase in the United States, ethnic, cultural, social-class, and linguistic gaps are widening between teachers and their students. The rapidly changing educational landscape presents unique challenges and opportunities for addressing diversity both creatively and constructively in schools. "Multicultural…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness, Student Diversity, Cultural Pluralism
Alumbaugh, Kelli Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education, or STEM, is an area that is currently growing in popularity with educators (Becker & Park, 2011). A qualitative study consisting of interviews was conducted and data were gathered from three leaders in professional STEM organizations, four principals from elementary STEM schools, and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Interviews, Leaders, Principals
Henderson, Karla; Silverberg, Kenneth – Parks & Recreation, 2002
Highlights how research on volunteerism can assist parks and recreation organizations with recruiting and promoting volunteerism in their organizations, focusing on: reasons for volunteering, volunteers and social capital, and effective volunteer management. Two sidebars present Web resources for information on volunteerism and research-based…
Descriptors: Parks, Recreational Facilities, Social Capital, Volunteers
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2014
The Department of Education (Education) relies on collection agencies to assist borrowers in rehabilitating defaulted student loans, which allows borrowers who make nine on-time monthly payments within 10 months to have the default removed from their credit reports. Education works with 22 collection agencies to locate borrowers and explain…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Loan Default
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Shull, Carol D. – Planning for Higher Education, 2011
The National Park Service actively educates the public about registered historic places on college and university campuses and encourages people to visit them through its "Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary Series." By featuring the historic buildings and grounds of colleges and universities in the itineraries, the National…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Historic Sites, Travel
Badger, Christine C. – Parks and Recreation, 1976
The National Recreation and Park Association's Office of Education and Professional Services has developed a publication titled "Employ," designed to assist individuals in the parks and recreation field to prepare for and locate opportunities for employment. (JD)
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Human Services
McCaw, Jordan S. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Several major pieces of legislation (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, No Child Left Behind, and the Every Student Succeeds Act), guaranteed that students would be educated in the least restrictive environment. This legislation, and the larger trend toward inclusion, fueled the advent of the co-teaching model…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Expectation
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