Leisure Education Community Development and Populations with Special Needs

Practical Approaches to Leisure Education for the Elderly DEBRA MARKUS 16 Introduction There is a vital need to take serious consideration of the ever - increasing older sector of the population . Demographic studies from all parts of ...

Author: Atara Sivan

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851999272

Category: Community development

Page: 222

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The results are presented of a Commission of the World Leisure and Recreation Association (WLRA) to examine the role of leisure and education for leisure activities among people with special needs living in the community, requiring social or health services outside hospital. A conceptual and practical framework for understanding the process of leisure education is provided and its role for community development and populations with special needs discussed. A total of 17 chapters serve as a foundation for developing models and programmes for leisure education within community settings and will be of interest to those working and researching in the area of education, leisure studies and community development.

Leisure Education Community Development and Populations with Special Needs

This book is a result of an output of a Commission of the World Leisure and Recreation Association (WLRA) to examine the role of leisure and education for leisure activities among people with special needs living in the community, and ...

Author: Atara Sivan

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851994444

Category: Education

Page: 200

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This book is a result of an output of a Commission of the World Leisure and Recreation Association (WLRA) to examine the role of leisure and education for leisure activities among people with special needs living in the community, requiring social or health services outside of the hospital. It provides a conceptual and practical framework for understanding the emphasis on special populations. It will also serve the reader as a foundation for developing models and programs for leisure education within community settings.

Leisure Education A Cross National View

In S.M. Manson (Ed.), New directions in prevention among American Indian and Alaska Native communities (pp. 173Á184). ... In A. Sivan & H. Ruskin (Eds.), Leisure education, community development and populations with special needs (pp.

Author: Atara Sivan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134925077

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 104

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Leisure education plays a central role in both the field of leisure studies and the pursuit of leisure itself. Everywhere in the modern world the most effective use of free time for individuals comes with knowing about the many leisure activities available to them and the rewards and costs that accompany their interest in each. It is through leisure education in one form or another that they gain such knowledge. Yet, as important as this educational process is, its study is only beginning to take off in non-Western societies where, however, it cannot be assumed to be the same as in the West. This book contains several comparisons of Western and non-Western practices in leisure education. Knowing these practices contributes ultimately to a deep understanding of the nature of the huge variety of leisure activities enjoyed across the planet and of the reasons why people go in for the ones they do. This book was based on a special issue published in the World Leisure Journal.

Encyclopedia of Leisure and Outdoor Recreation

138 EDUCATION students and their levels of satisfaction in their leisure pursuits. ... such as the position statements on community development, populations with special needs, youth at risk, and outdoor leisure education.

Author: John Jenkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113452840X

Category: Reference

Page: 609

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This is a key reference guide for the exploration of leisure and outdoor recreation. It reflects the multidisciplinary nature of these fields and contextualizes the leading research and knowledge on key concepts, theories and practices. Edited by leading authorities in the field, this volume includes a comprehensive index, and up-to-date suggestions for further reading. It is an essential resource for teaching, an invaluable companion to independent study, and a solid starting point for wider subject exploration.

A Handbook of Leisure Studies

This initiative followed with numerous position papers on leisure education and community development, populations with special needs, youth at risk and educating for serious leisure (World Leisure Commission on Education, 2000), ...

Author: C. Rojek

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230625185

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 577

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A unique, international resource for Leisure Studies: in one volume the history, organization and central debates in the field of Leisure Studies are defined, providing a one-stop-shop for students and an agenda for future debate and research academics.

Learning Disabilities E Book

Leisure for everyone: how to campaign to help people with a learning disability take part in leisure activities more easily. ... A., Ruskin, H. (Eds.), Leisure education, community development and populations with special needs.

Author: Helen Atherton

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047015

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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Learning Disabilities: Toward Inclusion (formerly edited by Bob Gates) is one of the leading textbooks in this field. It offers real ways to improve quality of experience for people with learning disabilities in all areas of life. This new edition brings together a comprehensive and coherent collection of material from eminent authors with a wealth of professional backgrounds and roles. Its contemporary focus reflects practice developments including the impact of changing policy and legislation on the nature and configuration of services. The leading textbook for carers of people with learning disabilities A comprehensive overview of the field of learning disabilities care Well-written accessible content Activities, case studies, diagrams and further resources including useful web links the embedding of key themes across chapters to draw diverse material into an integrated whole. These are: person-centredness, values, the reality of practice, the range of ability, the range of services and national and international perspectives. chapters on advocacy, personal narratives and life story, inclusive research, risk, safeguarding, sensory awareness, epilepsy and end-of-life care online case studies and activities with critical-thinking questions and ‘hot links’ to web resources to extend knowledge and understanding thereby facilitating learning a fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text to enable easy access and quick reference

The Idea of Leisure

Elderlearning. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press. Li, Y. n.d. Leisure study and geography of everyday life. ... In Leisure education, community development and populations with special needs, ed. A. Sivan and H. Ruskin, 65–74.

Author: Robert A. Stebbins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351481266

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 142

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A range of thinkers in philosophy, religion, and the social sciences have argued that thanks to science, technology, and the organization of society, the human condition has improved and will continue to do so. People are becoming progressively happier and enjoying an ever-improving quality of life, they say, mostly because they are putting their skills and reason to work. The Idea of Leisure is based on the assumption that leisure also fits into the social order, and it provides a singular vector by which to measure progress, even though it is rarely mentioned in writings about the idea of progress. Robert A. Stebbins believes that leisure fosters positive development in both the individual and community. Progress through free-time activity may sometimes be hard to grasp because of the all-too-common manifestations of deviant behavior from schoolyard bullying to date rape. Despite these examples, the vast majority of leisure activities often have profound, positive consequences for participants and society. Stebbins makes a solid case for linking leisure with progress. Although leisure has huge importance for humanity, observations about the idea of leisure as part of the idea of progress have been sporadic. It is no accident that the World Leisure Organization promotes the motto: "Leisure: integral to social, cultural, and economic development." Nor is it an accident that Article 24 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares that: "Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay." For whole nations to find satisfaction and self-fulfillment based on leisure would be a true sign of progress. Stebbins' book offers original insight into this basic human requirement.

Diversity equity and inclusion in sport and leisure

What is Learning Disability, 2011. ... 'Serious Leisure and People with Intellectual Disabilities: Benefits and Opportunities'. ... In Leisure Education, Community Development and Populations with Special Needs, ed.

Author: Katherine Dashper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131775140X


Page: 209

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Despite the mythology of sport bringing people together and encouraging everyone to work collectively to success, modern sport remains a site of exclusionary practices that operate on a number of levels. Although sports participation is, in some cases at least, becoming more open and meritocratic, at the management level it remains very homogenous; dominated by western, white, middle-aged, able-bodied men. This has implications both for how sport develops and how it is experienced by different participant groups, across all levels. Critical studies of sport have revealed that, rather than being a passive mechanism and merely reflecting inequality, sport, via social agents’ interactions with sporting spaces, is actively involved in producing, reproducing, sustaining and indeed, resisting, various manifestations of inequality. The experiences of marginalised groups can act as a resource for explaining contemporary political struggles over what sport means, how it should be played (and by whom), and its place within wider society. Central to this collection is the argument that the dynamics of cultural identities are contextually contingent; influenced heavily by time and place and the extent to which they are embedded in the culture of their geographic location. They also come to function differently within certain sites and institutions; be it in one’s everyday routine or leisure pursuits, such as sport. Among the themes and issues explored by the contributors to this volume are: social inclusion and exclusion in relation to class, ‘race’ and ethnicity, gender and sexuality; social identities and authenticity; social policy, deviance and fandom. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Between Work and Leisure

Global edutainment: The role of leisure education for community development. In A. Sivan & H. Ruskin (Eds.), Leisure education, community development and populations with special needs (pp. 65-74). London, UK: CAB International.

Author: Robert A. Stebbins

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412854253

Category: Social Science

Page: 163

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Between Work and Leisure aims to debunk the prevailing myth that work and leisure are separate and mutually antagonistic spheres of life. Stebbins shows that a close relationship between leisure and work is positive, offering people the possibility of finding joy in work just as they do in leisure. Occupational devotion, as Stebbins defines it, is a strong and positive attachment to a form of self-enhancing work, where the sense of achievement is high and the core activity, or set of tasks, is endowed with such intense appeal that the line between work and leisure is virtually erased. This volume examines conditions that attract people to their work in this profound way, and the many exceptional values and intrinsic rewards they realize there. Stebbins frames occupational devotion in four broad social contexts—history, religion, work, and leisure—and then considers the further subdivisions of gender, social class, and social character. The heart of the book uses research findings on leisure to develop a powerful critique of those who describe deeply felt commitment to work as "workaholic" behavior. He also examines what happens when money becomes a dominant factor in work and the social implications of the compatibility of work and serious leisure using exploratory research to identify their shared motivational factors.

Cultural Life Disability Inclusion and Citizenship

New York: McGraw Hill. Stebbins, R. A. 2000. “Serious Leisure for People with Disabilities.” In Leisure Education, Community Development and Populations with Special Needs, edited by A. Sivan and H. Ruskin, 101–108. Wallingford: CABI.

Author: Simon Darcy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317608232

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 98

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Disability is a complex multidimensional social construct where the type of disability and the level of support of individuals needs to be considered within leisure provision. In a leisure context, people with a disability often face a multitude of constraints to participation. However, when leisure is possible, the benefits are substantial and worth pursuing. While other marginalised populations have received a great deal of attention across disciplines and in the field of leisure and recreation, disability has received comparatively less attention and generally in isolation to the leisure context. This book concentrates on "disability citizenship in leisure". The chapters focus on examining the leisure lives of people with different types of disability by supporting their leisure endeavours through innovations in technology, service provision and the imagination. Each chapter has a different social setting, involves different groups of people with disability, and challenges conventional wisdom about what is possible when ability is seen, nurtured and, then, flourishing with the opportunities provided. Rather than leisure being seen in isolation, the context of this book explores leisure as part of everyday lives through valuing Management issues that centre on constraints to sport participation, supply side attributes, participant behaviours, consumption of disability sport, policy implementation, and sponsor congruence. We situate the book in the context of further challenging researchers to think beyond disability as a context in their research and engagement of the person as a citizen in leisure opportunities, as opposed to a disability. This book was published as a special issue of Annals of Leisure Research.