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Powell, Lou; Sable, Janet – SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2001
Presents a curriculum model that emphasizes the development of transdisciplinary teaming skills. The model provides students in communication disorders, early childhood/special education, occupational therapy, and therapeutic recreation discipline-specific knowledge and skills as well as a core of cross disciplinary courses and experiences which…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Stanley, Cynthia; Gopalan, Himanshu – SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2001
Collected and applied student feedback intended to help revise one therapeutic recreation program's curriculum in response to student concerns about excessive course content during the final semester before internship. Data from surveys and focus groups indicated a need to move some course content from senior level courses to courses taken…
Descriptors: College Students, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Recreationists
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Estes, Cheryl A.; Wilson, Susan; Toupence, Rachele – SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2001
Describes service learning, presenting various techniques, tools, and tips for student projects, based on the principles of self-directed classroom and organizational development theories, that were developed through a reflection-in-action process. The article discusses applications of these techniques to the operations of student-run projects at…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Leadership, Leisure Time
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Hurtes, Karen P.; Allen, Lawrence R. – SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2001
In the 1990s, the National Recreation and Park Association launched the Benefits Movement, which is based on benefits-based programming, benefits-based management, and benefits-based awareness. This paper provides park and recreation educators with an overview of the Benefits Movement, exploring its utility as a means through which academia can…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Outcome Based Education, Parks
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Estes, Cheryl A. – SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2000
Argues that recreation and leisure studies curricula often fail to provide students with adequate knowledge to understand, critically analyze, and discuss leisure. By studying leisure from a humanist perspective (philosophy, history, and literature), educators can respond to this problem, preparing students to critically respond to challenges they…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Higher Education, Humanism, Humanistic Education
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Zabriskie, Ramon B.; McCormick, Bryan P. – SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2000
Comparatively analyzes the process of and trends in program accreditation in parks and recreation curricula and health care, noting implications for the future of accreditation. The paper makes recommendations to improve specialized accreditation in parks and recreation due to the increasing demand for identifying quality via outcome measurement.…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Health Personnel, Higher Education
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Bedini, Leandra A.; Stone, Charlsena F.; Phoenix, Terri L. – SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2000
Presents a case study on the recruitment and retention of students from underrepresented minority groups into recreation, parks, and leisure studies programs. Strategies that can be implemented by other recreation and leisure studies departments are outlined, which include: develop mentor programs, provide student funding, connect students to role…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Diversity (Student), Educational Environment
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Schneider, Ingrid E.; Virden, Randy J. – SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2000
Examined the professional organizational involvement and attitudes toward involvement of undergraduate parks and recreation students. Survey data indicated a lack of familiarity with organizations. Students' interests and familiarity differed by class level and emphasis area. Students perceived multiple benefits and deterrents to professional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Leisure Education, Professional Associations, Student Attitudes