Recreation and Leisure Programming [ebook]

A 21st Century Perspective
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ISBN/ISSN:978-1-57167-884-3
Copyright:2018
Pages:386
Dimensions:7 x 10
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Author(s): Christopher R. Edginton
Rodney B. Dieser
Samuel V. Lankford
Christopher L. Kowalski



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In the 21st century, recreation and leisure programmers will face many social, cultural, economic, and environmental changes that affect the recreation and leisure needs, interests, and attitudes of the people they serve.

These changes require recreation and leisure programmers who are highly skilled, knowledgeable, and competent in planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating recreation and leisure programs and services, with the goal of creating high quality, high impact leisure experiences.
 
Recreation and Leisure Programming: A 21st Century Perspective provides key insights into the strategies, practices, procedures, and methods for recreation and leisure programmers to employ to fulfill their responsibility successfully.

Table of Contents: 

Preface    
Acknowledgments    
About the Authors    

1: Recreation & Leisure in the 21st Century
CHAPTER OBJECTIVES    
INTRODUCTION    
21st CENTURY RECREATION AND LEISURE PROGRAMMING    
SOCIAL, CULTURAL, ECONOMIC, AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS INFLUENCING PROGRAMMING
PROGRAMMING: A PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY    
BASIC CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS OF PLAY, RECREATION, AND LEiSURE    
CRAFTING THE LEISURE EXPERIENCE    
RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS    
SUMMARY    
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS    
REFERENCES    

2: Historical Perspectives of Recreation & Leisure Programming
CHAPTER OBJECTIVES    
INTRODUCTION    
RISE OF RECREATION AND LEISURE PROGRAMMING    
EARLY INFLUENCES    
THE INDUSTRIAL ERA: CHANGING SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CONDITIONS    
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND RECREATION AND LEISURE PROGRAMMING    
KNOWLEDGE/TECHNOLOGY ERA    
RISE OF THE CREATIVE CLASS    
CHANGES IN PHILOSOPHICAL ORIENTATIONS TO SERVICE DELIVERY    
SUMMARY    
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS    
REFERENCES    

3: What Is a Recreation & Leisure Service?
CHAPTER OBJECTIVES    
INTRODUCTION    
WHAT IS A SERVICE?    
CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVICES AND MONITORING QUALITY    
BUILDING CUSTOMER LOYALTY AND CHARACTERISTICS OF CUSTOMER-SERVICE-ORIENTED RECREATION AND LEISURE ORGANIZATIONS    
SUMMARY    
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS    
REFERENCES    

4: Organizing Community Resources
CHAPTER OBJECTIVES    
INTRODUCTION    
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY?    
RECREATION AND LEISURE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES: A PART OF COMMUNITY LIFE    
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES    52
SUMMARY    
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS    
REFERENCES    

5: Leader–Participant Interface
CHAPTER OBJECTIVES    
INTRODUCTION    
WHAT IS LEADERSHIP?    
BASIC LEADERSHIP MODELS    
TYPICAL DIRECT FACE-TO-FACE LEADERSHIP ROLES    
WHY IS THE LEADER–PARTICIPANT INTERFACE SO IMPORTANT?    
PROMOTING QUALITY SERVICES    
DISTINCTIVE FEATURES OF QUALITY INTERACTIONS    
SUMMARY    
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS    
REFERENCES    

6: Leisure & Programming
CHAPTER OBJECTIVES    
INTRODUCTION    
LEISURE MODELS, THEORIES, AND PROGRAMMING    84
THE PROGRAM CONTINUUM    
APPROACHES TO PROGRAMMING    
SUMMARY    
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS    
REFERENCES    

7: Diverse & Marginalized Populations
CHAPTER OBJECTIVES    
INTRODUCTION    
CROSS-CULTURAL COMPETENCE IN RECREATION AND LEISURE PROGRAMMING    
CASE EXAMPLES OF RECREATION AND LEISURE PROGRAMMING FOR MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS    
SUMMARY    
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS    
REFERENCES    

8: Program Benefits
CHAPTER OBJECTIVES    
INTRODUCTION    
WHAT ARE PROGRAM BENEFITS?    
WHY IS A FOCUS ON BENEFITS IMPORTANT?    
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF BENEFITS?    
SUMMARY    
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS    
REFERENCES    

9: Participant-Centered Program Planning
CHAPTER OBJECTIVES    
INTRODUCTION    
PROGRAM ELEMENTS    
PARTICIPANT-CENTERED PROGRAM PLANNING    
PROGRAMMING CONSIDERATIONS    
SUMMARY    
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS    
REFERENCES    

10: Needs Assessment
CHAPTER OBJECTIVES    
INTRODUCTION    
WHAT IS MEANT BY NEEDS ASSESSMENT?    
WHY IS A NEEDS ASSESSMENT IMPORTANT?    
WHAT IS A NEED? WHAT ARE INTERESTS?    
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF NEEDS?    
WHAT ARE THE WAYS TO IDENTIFY NEEDS?    
COLLECTING NEEDS ASSESSMENT DATA    
SUMMARY    
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS    
REFERENCES    

11: Program Areas
CHAPTER OBJECTIVES    
INTRODUCTION    
WHAT IS A PROGRAM AREA?    
PROGRAM AREA CATEGORIES    
PROGRAMS IN PLACES AND SPACES    
CASE STUDY: RECREATION AND LEISURE PROGRAMMING AT THE MAYO CLINIC
SUMMARY    
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS    
REFERENCES    

12: Program Formats
CHAPTER OBJECTIVES    
INTRODUCTION    
WHAT IS A PROGRAM FORMAT?    
TYPES OF PROGRAM FORMATS    
SUMMARY    
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS    
REFERENCES    

13: Program Promotion
CHAPTER OBJECTIVES    
INTRODUCTION    
WHAT IS PROGRAM PROMOTION?    
WHAT ARE THE MAJOR TYPES OF PROGRAM PROMOTION?    
USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN PROMOTION OF RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES    
METHODS AND PROCEDURES FOR PROMOTING SERVICES    
SUMMAR    
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS    
REFERENCES    

14: Technology & Programming
CHAPTER OBJECTIVES    
INTRODUCTION    
WHAT ROLE DOES TECHNOLOGY PLAY IN THE PROGRAMMING PROCESS?    
WHY IS TECHNOLOGY IMPORTANT TO PROGRAMMING?    
IMPORTANT ELEMENTS WHEN APPLYING TECHNOLOGY TO PROGRAMMING    
SUMMARY    
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS    
REFERENCES    

15: Supervision
CHAPTER OBJECTIVES    
INTRODUCTION    
WHAT IS SUPERVISION?    
SUPERVISORY ROLES AND FUNCTIONS    
TYPES OF SUPERVISION    
COMMUNICATION    
MOTIVATION AND MORALE    
CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PROBLEM SOLVING    
SUPERVISING STAFF    
FACILITY SUPERVISION    
CAREER AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT    
SUMMARY    
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS    
REFERENCES    

16: Evaluation & Quality Assurance
CHAPTER OBJECTIVES    
INTRODUCTION    
EVALUATION    
QUALITY ASSURANCE    
METHODOLOGIES USED TO COLLECT DATA IN EVALUATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE    
SUMMARY    
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS    
REFERENCES    

17: Leisure Education
CHAPTER OBJECTIVES    
INTRODUCTION    
WHAT IS LEISURE EDUCATION?    
LEISURE AS INFORMAL EDUCATION: THE BERLIN ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CONCERT THAT CHANGED THE WORLD    
PERSON-CENTERED APPROACHES TO LEISURE EDUCATION    
SYSTEM-DIRECTED LEISURE EDUCATION    
COMBINED SYSTEM-DIRECTED AND PERSON-CENTERED LEISURE EDUCATION    
SOCIAL POLICY LEISURE EDUCATION    
SUMMARY    
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS    
REFERENCES    

18: Trends, Fads, Issues, and New Opportunities
CHAPTER OBJECTIVES    
INTRODUCTION    
RECREATION AND LEISURE Programming TRENDS    
RECREATION AND LEISURE Programming FADS    
RECREATION AND LEISURE PROGRAMMING ISSUES    
NEW RECREATION AND LEISURE PROGRAMMING OPPORTUNITIES    
SUMMARY    
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS    
REFERENCES    

Index

About the Author(s)

Christopher R. Edginton

Christopher R. Edginton is the R.J. McElroy Professor of Youth Leadership Studies, School of Kinesiology, Allied Health, and Human Services at the University of Northern Iowa.

From 1991-2010, he served as professor and director of the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services. In 1985, he founded the nationally award-winning Camp Adventure™ Child & Youth Services program.

Since its inception, the program has provided contracted services for children and youth worldwide.

From 2004–2014, he served as secretary general of the World Leisure Organization, a nongovernmental organization operating in consultative status with The United Nations.

He is the cofounder of the Global Forum for Physical Education Pedagogy (GoFPEP), a worldwide social movement aimed at rethinking, reframing, and refocusing physical education pedagogy and the training of health and physical education teachers.

Edginton has authored over 350 articles, over 30 books, and over 30 chapters in books.

He has been identified as the leading proponent of the application of contemporary management concepts in the park and recreation field.

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.

Samuel V. Lankford

Samuel V. Lankford is the interim associate dean of the College of Health and Human Services, and was professor and chair (2014–2017), Department of Recreation Administration at CSU Fresno.

Formerly he served as a professor and doctoral program coordination in Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services and the director of the Sustainable Tourism and the Environment Program at the University of Northern Iowa.

He has a PhD with a focus in recreation planning and development and a master of urban and regional planning from the University of Oregon. He holds a master of arts in recreation and park planning and a BA in geography from CSU Chico.

Dr. Lankford worked as the youth director for 8th U.S. Army Korea and also worked as a consultant for morale, welfare, and recreation organizations in Asia/Pacific.

Dr. Lankford has been a practicing planner in both staff and consulting roles in California, Oregon, Washington, Iowa, and Hawaii.

He has completed master plans and comprehensive plans for parks and recreation, needs assessments, community impact studies, carrying capacity studies, and market research in those states and other countries.

He specializes in tourism and recreation development.

Dr. Lankford participates in Ask the Author, a Sagamore initiative that enables professors who adopt titles to communicate with the author and really understand what the book is about and how any ancillaries are intended to be used.

Christopher L. Kowalski

Christopher L. Kowalski is an associate professor, Kinesiology, Allied Health, and Human Services at the University of Northern Iowa.

He joined the faculty of the Division of Leisure, Youth & Human Services in 2000.

He also serves as a research coordinator for the Sustainable Tourism and Environment Program at the University of Northern Iowa.

He holds a doctorate from the University of Northern Iowa, a master of science in recreation management from the University of Idaho, and a BA in psychology, sociology, and criminal justice from Creighton University (Nebraska).

He has supervised community and youth recreation programs for over 20 years in Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska and Texas, as well as abroad in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

His research interests are coaching, youth leadership, and self-efficacy in the recreation field.