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Wright, Brett A.; Schwab, Keri A.; Dustin, Daniel L. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2017
The history of parks and recreation is deeply rooted in child's play. From Joseph Lee's writings about the developmental benefits of child's play at the beginning of the 20th century to the establishment of the University of Illinois's Motor Performance and Play Research Laboratory in the 1960s and 1970s, child's play has been a central focus of…
Descriptors: Play, Parks, Recreational Activities, Recreational Programs
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Tapps, Tyler; Long, Terry; Baghurst, Timothy – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2017
Demographic trends related to the baby-boomer generation suggest that the future will necessitate significant increases to the workforce serving this population. Recreational-therapy services are no exception, as this area of practice ties directly to the anticipated health-care and quality-of-life needs of this growing segment of society. The…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Recreation, Leisure Time, Student Attitudes
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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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Johnson, Corey W. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015
This four-day learning activity on the controversy of exclusion of gays and subsequently atheists in Boy Scouting is particularly relevant because it highlights the complexities that surround issues of equality, equity, the provision of leisure services, First Amendment rights, and the implications of court decisions on social justice. This lesson…
Descriptors: Debate, Inclusion, Simulation, Recreational Activities
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Schlag, Paul A.; Yoder, Daniel G.; Sheng, Zhaohui – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015
Beyond the standard definitions found in the dictionary, words commonly used in the recreation field have subtle, yet powerful connotations of which senders and receivers of information may not be consciously aware. These words elicit different conscious and subconscious reactions that likely bear significant consequences for recreation agencies…
Descriptors: Semantic Differential, Recreation, Leisure Time, Leisure Education
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Piatt, Jennifer A.; Jorgensen, Lisa J. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2012
Individuals with disabilities currently represent the largest minority group in the United States, yet recreation undergraduate students often perceive this as a population they may or may not provide services to in their future careers. The activities presented in this paper, Inclusion Knowledge Audits (IKA), are developed to make the connection…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Assignments, Disabilities, Recreational Facilities
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Biaett, Vern – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2012
Since 2008, classroom learning activities on the working poor and the living wage have been included in an introductory core course that focuses on community services and professions in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University. The U.S. Census Bureau reported in 2008 that 8.9 million people were classified as…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Low Income Groups, Wages
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Weddell, Melissa S. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2011
In developing a more student centered and engaging approach to teaching an introductory tourism course, the reality television show "The Amazing Race" was incorporated into the curriculum. Students integrate book chapters and class lectures into researching how locations create tourism destinations through a series of ten weekly assignments. The…
Descriptors: Assignments, Tourism, Television, Teaching Methods
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Wooten, Marian H. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2011
The purpose of this learning activity was to teach undergraduate students about recreation and leisure experiences of the older members of the Lumbee Tribe who attended the local university. This activity utilized ethnographic interviews to teach students about the local community and college life for those from older generations. Ethnography is a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Modern History, Recreational Activities, Ethnography
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Waller, Steven N.; Costen, Wanda M.; Wozencroft, Angela J. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2011
The retention of racial minority students lies at the core of diversity efforts instituted by colleges and universities across the nation. Withstanding the changing racial demographics of the U.S. and the need to have qualified racial minority professionals serving diverse communities retention and matriculation heighten in importance. With the…
Descriptors: African American Students, Leisure Education, Focus Groups, School Holding Power
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Klitzing, Sandra – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2011
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 mandated that facilities and programs are accessible, so people with disabilities can be included in all aspects of community life including recreation (Dattilo, 2002). Understanding accessibility standards is not an easy task. Educators are faced with the challenge of teaching technical content,…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Experiential Learning
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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