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Leadership in Recreation

Leadership in Recreation - 2nd edition

Leadership in Recreation - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780072506181

ISBN10: 0072506180

Leadership in Recreation by Ruth V. Russell - ISBN 9780072506181
Edition: 2ND 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
International: No
Leadership in Recreation by Ruth V. Russell - ISBN 9780072506181

ISBN13: 9780072506181

ISBN10: 0072506180

Edition: 2ND 01

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This text blends the theory and skills needed by professionals beginning to work with recreation participants or beginning to supervise staff who do so. It addresses leadership in specific activities and has extensive coverage on leadership competencies that recreation professionals must master to become successful leaders.

New to This Edition:

  • Shows students the role of recreation leadership in society, the profession, the sponsoring organization, and participants in NEW Chapter 3 Why is there Recreation Leadership?
  • Highlights the ever-expanding role the recreation leader to use the mind's creativity to innovate and change leadership, organizations, and manage resistance to change in NEW Chapter 7 Leading Change and Innovation.
  • Demonstrates how recreation leaders employ a variety of facilitation techniques to help participants attain their goals in NEW Chapter 11 Facilitating Recreation Behavior.
  • Adds New Web Resources at the end of the chapters to provide connections for future research and hot links in the professional field.
  • Uses ''Case in Point'' boxes in all the chapters to pull the textual information into real world examples from many employment areas including pubic recreation, therapeutic recreation and private recreation.
  • Profiles leisure service pioneers and innovators in each chapter, providing students with a historical perspective of those who revolutionized leisure services through innovation, creativity and perseverance.
  • Lists key terms and ''Learning Objectives'' in addition to summaries, review and discussion questions and updated references in each chapter to enhance student learning.

Features :

  • Features a new separate communication chapter to give students an in depth analysis of the importance and benefits of communication to the recreation leader.
  • Provides thorough, easy to follow, step-by-step instructions on leading in sixteen specific recreation activity areas that will be useful in student careers.
  • Uses a systemic approach that breaks the concepts into easy to understand parts to better facilitate learning context, theory and goals as well as decision making, problem solving and group management.

Author Bio

Russell, Ruth V. : Indiana University at Bloomington

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1 The Context of Recreation Leadership
2 Who Is the Recreation Leader?
3 Why Is There Recreation Leadership?


4 Decision Making and Problem Solving
5 Group Management
6 Communication and Interpersonal Processes
7 Leading Change and Innovation
8 Participant Motivation
9 Facilitating Recreation Behavior
10 Managing Participant Behavior
11 Teaching

PART 3: Other Leader Skills

12 Using Resources
13 Managing the Workload
14 According to Age Groups
15 According to Special Abilities

Other Editions of Leadership in Recreation

Leadership in Recreation by Ruth V. Russell - ISBN 9780072843880
Leadership in Recreation by Ruth V. Russell - ISBN 9780801642449