Aimed at students in sport philosophy, recreation and leisure courses, as well as professionals in the field. Covers major ethical issues in recreation management, outdoor recreation, culture and tourism. Readers will gain new insights into the recreation and leisure profession, as well as professional roles and responsibilities. Encourages professionals to systematically evaluate and resolve ethical issues.
Donald McLean holds Masters degrees in both philosophy and leisure studies, with a doctorate in philosophy. He has over 10 years of experience in teaching applied and leisure services ethics to both undergraduate and graduate students. He was also guest editor for a special applied ethics issue of the Journal of Applied Recreation Research. Daniel Yoder is currently a professor at Western Illinois University in the Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration department. As well as teaching for more than a decade, he worked in the leisure services as an outdoor recreation specialist for 12 years, giving him a unique combination of professional and academic experience.
Part I: Theoretical Foundations of Applying Ethics When Solving Problems; Chapter 1. The Need for Ethics in Leisure Services; Chapter 2. Professionalism, Leisure Services and Ethics; Chapter 3. The Human Nature of Morality; Chapter 4. Ethical Theories; Chapter 5. Resolving Ethical Dilemmas; Part II: Dilemmas in Different Areas of Recreation and Leisure Services; Chapter 6. Some Common Leisure Service Dilemmas; Chapter 7. Therapeutic Recreation Dilemmas; Chapter 8. Outdoor Recreation Dilemmas; Chapter 9. Tourism Dilemmas; Part III: Case Studies of Real Recreation Dilemmas.