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Recreation as a Developmental Experience: Theory Practice Research: New Directions for Youth Development
     

Recreation as a Developmental Experience: Theory Practice Research: New Directions for Youth Development

by Lawrence R. Allen (Editor), Robert J. Barcelona (Editor)
 

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The recreation field has a rich history in providing programs, services, and activities for youth. However; recent attention in both the popular press and the research literature has highlighted many of the consequences of a lack of active, meaningful leisure participation in the lives of youth, particularly when school is not in session. While recreation programs

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The recreation field has a rich history in providing programs, services, and activities for youth. However; recent attention in both the popular press and the research literature has highlighted many of the consequences of a lack of active, meaningful leisure participation in the lives of youth, particularly when school is not in session. While recreation programs and experiences can be useful prevention tools, they also have value as asset-building activities. This issue of New Directions for Youth Development lays the foundation for understanding the importance of meaningful recreation and-leisure experiences in the lives of young people and the value of recreation from a developmental perspective. It focuses on the developmental potential of specific recreation contexts and settings and provides research and evidence-based strategies outlining the features that best promote positive youth development. Finally, it demonstrates how recreation is being used to strengthen individual and community assets and explores its role as a contributor in addressing pressing social issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118115275
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/16/2011
Series:
J-B MHS Single Issue Mental Health Services Series , #104
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

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