Leisure Education

A Person-Centered, System-Directed, Social Policy Perspective
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Author(s): Rodney B. Dieser

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One of the chief aims of Leisure Education: A Person-Centered, System-Directed, and Social Policy Perspective is to provide a book that brings different leisure education voices together and provides a broad overview of the many different theories and models of leisure education.

The aim of this book is to propel the field of leisure education forward by helping readers understand the history of leisure education, including the many theories and models of leisure education; outline the progress and dynamic aspects of leisure education, such as the difference between person-centered and system-directed leisure education; and move the leisure education field forward toward social policy development so that leisure education can have a voice related to preventing and remedying social problems.

About the Author(s)

Rodney B. Dieser

Rodney B. Dieser is a professor in the School of Kinesiology, Allied Health, and Human Services at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), graduate coordinator of the master’s of art degree in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development at UNI, and works 10 hours a week as a licensed mental health counselor (tLMHC).

He is also a certified therapeutic recreation specialist.

Rod has published over 100 articles with over 60 being academic publications and has published three other textbooks.

Rod has served as an associated editor for the Therapeutic Recreation Journal and Leisure/Loisir (academic journal of the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies) and has served as a guest editor for the World Leisure Journal and the International Leisure Review.

His research and teaching interests include (1) cross-cultural therapeutic recreation/inclusive recreation and leisure service delivery; (2) leisure education intervention; (3) leisure and mental health; (4) historical and philosophical foundations of leisure, youth, and nonprofit human services, including Hull House, 1889-1953; and (5) the philanthropic labor and leisure endeavors of Bruce Springsteen.