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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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Taylor, Lorraine L.; Hartman, Cindy L.; Baldwin, Elizabeth D. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015
Student engagement may be enhanced by providing educationally purposeful activities outside of the classroom. This study considers the influence of a multi-day industry tour on student engagement for undergraduates majoring in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Data were collected from students' reflections in journal entries focused on an…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Learner Engagement, Learning Activities, Undergraduate Students
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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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Vassar, Penny; Havice, Pamela A.; Havice, William L.; Brookover, Robert, IV – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015
Lecture capture technology allows instructors to record presentations and make them available to their students digitally. This study examined one program's implementation of lecture capture. Participants were undergraduate college students enrolled in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management courses at a public land grant university in the…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Electronic Publishing, Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination
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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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Ellis, Gary D. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
This paper is a case study. It tells the story of the process that the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions beta test site created its learning outcomes assessment program. A planning process was used that has evolved from quality management philosophy and practice: DMADV. Use of DMADV required precise…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Outcome Measures, Accreditation (Institutions), Outcomes of Education
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Scholl, Kathleen; Olsen, Heather M. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
U.S. higher education institutions are being called to question their central nature, priorities, and functions, with prominent and unprecedented attention being given to accountability and the measurement of student learning outcomes. As higher education evolves in how it assesses student learning and leisure studies and recreation departments…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating, Evaluation Methods
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Cooke, Colleen A.; Kemeny, M. Elizabeth – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
A research study investigated student perspectives on service learning during the TRAIL to Wellness program, a four-week leisure education program for veterans being treated for substance abuse. The research explored the students perspectives on their own learning at the end of 15 weeks. Based upon the content analysis of open-ended questions…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Educational Experience, Student Attitudes, Program Effectiveness
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Hurd, Amy R.; Elkins, Daniel J.; Beggs, Brent A. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
To address the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions accreditation standard 7.01.01, the Entry Level Competency Assessment was developed to measure 46 competencies in four categories needed by entry level professionals. Students rated their competence prior to beginning their senior internship. The results…
Descriptors: Parks, Recreation, Leisure Education, Competency Based Education
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