RPTS 340 Exam 1

RPTS 340 Exam 1 - RPTS 340Exam 1 1. How do the core...

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RPTS 340Exam 1 1. How do the core dimensions of diversity differ from the secondary dimensions? Core Dimensions: “serve as powerful reflections of our identity and have potent consequences for how we are socialized. These… influence how we think of ourselves and how others respond to us” Sexual Identity Age Mental/Physical Ability Race/Ethnicity Gender Social Class Secondary Dimension: “interact with one’s core dimensions but are more mutable and variable over the life span. Since they can be change, modified and discarded, there is a level of choice and control over these dimensions.” First Language Religion Education Work Experience Geographic Location Communication Style Work Style 2. What is aversive racism? How is it different from “old-fashioned” racism? Aversive: a subtle, often unintentional form of bias of many white Americans who believe that they are non-prejudiced… their reactions involve discomfort, uneasiness, disgust, and sometimes fear. Old-Fashioned: expressed directly and openly, negative feelings reflect open hostility or hate 3. What are the 3 meanings of cultural diversity? Which do you think is the best way to define diversity? ?????????????????????????????/ 4. What does the “postmodern” age tell us about historical truth? What does Hollinshead mean that history is contested? Historical Truth: It is a conglomeration of inherited, invented, re-inherited, and re- invented storylines that have happened to gain favor at particular points in time. Historical truth, then, is not static. - The impartiality of history has been brought into question – no longer considered objective - Site’s version of history is no longer definitive interpretation, merely forms of cultural interpretation - Postmodernism forces us to investigate the very construction of history 5. How has the mandate for public park and recreation changed over the years? According to Sessoms, what should the mandate for public park and recreation agencies be today?
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Social Mandate: performs a necessary service for the public at large. Results from some negative condition which affects society. Originally: The initial role of parks and recreation agencies was to protect areas/ natural resources, and to provide these for the enjoyment of the public. 70’s and 80’s: Parks had to become more entrepreneurial, more self-supporting, and more market oriented. Had to become more businesslike and, with the rapid growth of commercial recreation services, complementary to the private sector. Operational issues such as risk management and strategic planning supplanted concerns about mission and values. As a result, many segments of the public population were becoming disenfranchised with the system (poor, no transportation, non-English speaking, lived in innercity). They were more concerned about how they were to perform than why the performance was necessary. ….technique and procedures seemingly were more important than reasons for service. What should it be?:
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course RPTS 340 taught by Professor Scott during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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RPTS 340 Exam 1 - RPTS 340Exam 1 1. How do the core...

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