Undergraduate students in recreation will use this course textbook to learn the essentials of recreation programming and to create examples of work for their professional portfolio. The book provides a comprehensive three-step plan for successful programming of services, programme leadership and understanding operational management in recreation and leisure organisations. The scope of the book makes it a practical resource for preparing students, as well as guiding new and existing professionals in the field. Grounded in contemporary professional practice and "real-world" applications, the book provides a systematic plan for students to learn the essentials of successful recreation programming theory, with examples and applications for a variety of activities in the community, outdoor, sport, cultural arts or tourism sectors. A companion website supports the recreation professor with sample course syllabi, chapter review questions, power point presentations and a test bank.
Ruth Russell is an instructor of recreation programme planning courses at Indiana University and West Virginia University. Russell is also author of numerous technical reports, book chapters and journal articles pertaining to recreation programme planning.
Chapter 1 The Importance of Programmed Leisure; Chapter 2 The Profession of Leisure Programmers; Chapter 3 Basic Programming Principles; Chapter 4 Leisure Program Components; Chapter 5 Overview of the Program Planning Process; Chapter 6 Understanding Your Organization and Community; Chapter 7 Assessing Patrons' Program Needs; Chapter 8 Program Goals and Objectives; Chapter 9 The Program Plan; Chapter 10 Leading and Supervising Programs; Chapter 11 Program Monitoring; Chapter 12 Managing Risk in Recreation Programs; Chapter 13 Evaluation Approaches; Chapter 14 Evaluation Steps.
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