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Powell, Gwynn M.; Duffy, Lauren N.; Stone, Garrett; Pinckney, Harrison P., IV.; Tucker, Teresa; Cathey, Jamie – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2016
This document highlights numerous ideas that faculty can implement to provide a triple gain, that is, a gain for students, professionals and faculty through collaborative work. We will explore traditional and innovative connections that can be made between recreation professionals, students, and faculty, within parks, recreation, and tourism…
Descriptors: Recreation, Hospitality Occupations, Parks, Tourism
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Bennett, Troy – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2016
Academic researchers dedicated to contributing to quality improvement in professional practice need to find more effective ways to bridge the gap between research and practice. Bridging the gap requires understanding what encourages the use of research findings by practitioners and what discourages it, as well as understanding how practitioners…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Program Improvement, After School Programs, Recreational Activities
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VanSickle, Jennifer; Schaumleffel, Nathan A. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2016
The goal of many universities is to prepare students for professional careers, especially in the applied field of recreation, leisure, and sport (Smith, O'Dell, & Schaumleffel, 2002). While some universities continue to use traditional knowledge-transfer methods to accomplish this goal, others have developed service engagement projects that…
Descriptors: Hospitality Occupations, Service Learning, Recreation, Leisure Education
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Dustin, Daniel L.; Schwab, Keri A.; Hendricks, William W. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2016
In this paper we discuss the intractability of the "great divide" between higher education and professional practice in parks, recreation, and tourism. We begin by drawing parallels between our field and other professional fields to demonstrate that the issue is not ours alone; indeed, it is common to most professional fields. We then…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Parks, Tourism, Recreation
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Samdahl, Diane M. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2016
Noting that our field is minimally relevant to the multitude of ways the American public is engaged in leisure and recreation, Samdahl delves into our history in attempt to understand how this came about. She notes that the recreation movement as canonized in our textbooks ignores parallel efforts that led to community theaters, libraries, and…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Leisure Education, Recreation, Educational History
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Robinett, Jeremy; Scheunemann, Jarrod – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2016
It has been suggested that collaborative research often involves bridging divides that may exist between academics, practitioners, and community agencies. The purpose of this article is to outline strategies we find beneficial for negotiating spaces where everyone involved has some claim as an expert. Our goal is to provide examples of specific…
Descriptors: Empathy, Expertise, Individual Differences, Cooperation
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Mowatt, Rasul A.; Johnson, Corey W.; Roberts, Nina S.; Kivel, B. Dana – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2016
The recruitment and retention of faculty and students of color is a long-standing challenge in academic programs focusing on leisure studies, parks, recreation, and tourism. However, when confronting the predominantly white composition of educational programs, many evade or, at most, acknowledge the situation as a "deficit." Few offer…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Diversity (Faculty), Student Recruitment, Teacher Recruitment
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Freeman, Patti A.; Duerden, Mat D.; Hill, Brian J. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2016
In July 2009, Brigham Young University's Recreation Management (RecM) Department moved to the Marriott School of Management (MSM), beginning its integration into a nationally ranked business school, including the transition from a college with little coordination between departments to one where all majors share a common core of classes. Despite…
Descriptors: Recreation, Business Administration Education, Departments, Business Schools
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D'Eloia, Melissa H.; Fulthorp, Keith – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2016
Are recent graduates with degrees in parks and recreation adequately prepared to secure full-time employment in municipal recreation? To answer this question, California Parks and Recreation Society members with position titles such as supervisor, manager, director and superintendent (n = 206) were asked: How can recent college graduates be better…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Recreation, Entry Workers, Career Readiness
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Hibbler, Dan; Scott, Leodis; Ginger, Nicole – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2016
Concerns regarding professional preparation among practitioners and academics in the parks, recreation, and leisure profession demand real examples of people working together for the good of their overall community. Such reciprocal collaboration (two-way interaction from academics to practice and from practice to academics) has started to take…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Parks, Recreation, Leisure Time
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Browne, Laurie P.; Roll, Susan J. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015
Recreation students today need to be prepared to engage in the topic of poverty as a social justice issue affecting our communities, yet many instructors do not have the tools to effectively teach this complex topic. One way instructors might learn how to engage students with poverty is through an interdisciplinary community of practice (CoP).…
Descriptors: Teaching Skills, Teaching Methods, Poverty, Communities of Practice
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Dustin, Daniel; Lamke, Gene; Murphy, James; McDonald, Cary; Wright, Brett; Harper, Jack – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015
In this paper, the academic afterlife of a purposive sample of 12 recreation, park, and leisure studies educators from a variety of universities throughout the United States and Canada is discussed. The paper begins with a brief review of the literature on successful aging. That literature's insights are then applied to the lived experiences of…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Phenomenology, Teachers, College Faculty
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Schwab, Keri A.; Legg, Eric; Tanner, Preston; Timmerman, Danielle; Dustin, Daniel; Arthur-Banning, Skye G. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015
Sport management alumni (N = 268) from five universities that offer undergraduate programs with an emphasis in sport management within departments of parks, recreation, and tourism were sampled via an electronic survey. The survey sought to learn where alumni were working, and how they felt about their career choice and undergraduate professional…
Descriptors: Alumni, Undergraduate Students, Online Surveys, Career Choice
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Braunstein-Minkove, Jessica R.; DeLuca, Jaime R. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015
Academic programs must constantly evolve in order to ensure that students are best prepared for success in internships and subsequent post-collegiate endeavors within the dynamic, rapidly changing sport industry. Based upon qualitative research, this work assesses and recommends areas of development in sport management curricula using internal and…
Descriptors: Labor Needs, Educational Needs, School Business Relationship, Education Work Relationship
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Kemeny, Elizabeth; Mabry, J. Beth – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015
This study addresses the transfer of training to quality care practices among leisure services professionals who serve older adults by applying the Social Structure and Personality approach, a social psychology framework that accounts for layers of influence in that process. Multiple demographic and policy changes contribute to a need for a…
Descriptors: Well Being, Aging (Individuals), Aging Education, Professional Development
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