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Kraus CHAPTER12 - 12 Philosophy of Recreation and Leisure:...

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Philosophy of Recreation and Leisure: Future Perspectives 12
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Objectives Discuss the need for a philosophical basis of practice within the profession. List and describe the seven operational philosophies of recreation and leisure. Identify the key principles guiding leisure service delivery in contemporary society. Identify the challenges currently faced by the recreation and leisure service field. Discuss the prospects for the future of recreation and leisure in society, and the prospects for recreation and leisure professionals.
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Introduction Questions About the Role of Recreation in Community and National Life How can recreation contribute? How do we prioritize? How has technology changed the field? What is the moral responsibility of recreation? How will changing societal values change recreational values?
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Need for a Sound Philosophical Basis Meaning of Philosophy Prior approaches Prevailing approaches Changes influencing recreational participation Guiding principles for recreation organization
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Need for a Sound Philosophical Basis (cont’d) Past Views of Recreation and Leisure Various influences, but all have personal bias Quest for a system of “rational” recreation Early Twentieth-Century Views Vital aspects of community life Form of education Essential way of combating delinquency Play viewed as a spiritual instrument
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Need for a Sound Philosophical Basis (cont’d) Recreation and Leisure as Social Instruments Alternative to civic despair during the Depression Instrument in the War on Poverty in the 1960s Leisure as a means of achieving holistic life values in the 1970s Leisure as a lifestyle extension in the 1990s
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Need for a Sound Philosophical Basis (cont’d) Trends in the 1980s and 1990s Cautious philosophy seeking noncontroversial
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course KINES 270 taught by Professor Kempf during the Spring '11 term at Boise State.

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Kraus CHAPTER12 - 12 Philosophy of Recreation and Leisure:...

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