9780736043991

Issues In Recreation And Leisure

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  • ISBN13:

    9780736043991

  • ISBN10:

    0736043993

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-07-13
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics

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Summary

Learning to resolve a dilemma ethically is a complex skill that recreation leaders and managers must learn in order to be successful, because they face ethical issues every day. They must ask themselves, "What is the right thing to do in this situation?" "Is my decision ethical for everyone involved?" "How will my decision affect each of the stakeholdersand my career?"Teaching applied ethics requires an understanding of how moral dilemmas can be justly resolved as well as techniques and approaches to accomplish these goals. Issues in Recreation and Leisure: Ethical Decision Makingguides students though this complex process of resolving real-life recreation dilemmas by presenting activities, techniques, and a field-tested three-step process. This process helps students develop sound approaches to dealing with contemporary issues in leisure and recreation.In addition, this text contains the following features:-Thematic chapters that address current major issues in recreation management, therapeutic recreation, outdoor recreation, tourism, and culture so that students can comprehend the range of issues in these diverse areas of recreation-Eight case studies based on current dilemmas from a variety of recreation and leisure settings, providing students with valuable practice in applying the three-step method for resolving ethical dilemmas-Learning activities in each chapter that help students apply leisure philosophy to resolve dilemmasPart Iexplores ethics in leisure services and examines how dilemmas are naturally solved. It covers ethical theory and introduces a three-step method that can be widely applied. Students learn how recreation professionals worked through an actual dilemma and how their problem-solving strategies affect their solutions and their careers.Part IIpresents real-life dilemmas common to a variety of leisure management areas, ethical issues in therapeutic recreation, and problems in outdoor education. The authors also tackle various issues surrounding tourism, including culture, sex tourism, the natural environment, and virtual tourism.Part IIIcontains a consideration of professionalism in parks and recreation and related fields, a peek into the future, and eight contemporary case studies drawn from leisure services fields. These case studies test students'abilities to apply ethical problem solving by using the three-step method presented earlier in the book. The studies present issues in four major areas of recreation and leisure.Issues in Recreation and Leisure: Ethical Decision Makingprovides new insights into the recreation and leisure profession. It comes with a flexible format that can be used for one- to three-credit-hour courses in recreation issues. It arms students with the theory and knowledge they need for ethically resolving dilemmas. As such, it prepares them to make a difference as effective leisure service providers.

Author Biography

Daniel G. Yoder is a professor in the department of recreation, park, and tourism administration at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. Donald J. McLean is an associate professor in the department of recreation, park, and tourism administration at Western Illinois University - Quad Cities in Moline, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xv
Part I Foundations
The Need for Ethics in Recreation and Leisure Services
3(10)
More Than Meets the Eye?
5(2)
Ethical Responsibilities in Recreation and Leisure Services
7(1)
Dealing With Ethical Issues Systematically
8(1)
Goal of This Book
9(1)
Conclusion
10(1)
Questions for Discussion
10(3)
The Human Nature of Morality
13(14)
Milgram's Shocking Experiment
15(3)
Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development
18(6)
Conclusion
24(1)
Questions for Discussion
25(2)
Ethical Theories
27(18)
Consequence-Based Ethics
28(3)
Rule-Based Ethics
31(4)
Virtue-Based Ethics
35(5)
Which Approach Is Right?
40(2)
Conclusion
42(1)
Questions for Discussion
43(2)
Resolving Ethical Dilemmas
45(26)
A Courtroom Analogy
46(4)
Two Caveats
50(1)
Component One: Identifying the Moral Dilemma
50(5)
Component Two: Deciding What Is Praiseworthy and Blameworthy
55(2)
Component Three: Choosing a Moral Action Plan
57(1)
Applying the Model
57(5)
The Most Appropriate Response
62(2)
Conclusion
64(1)
Questions for Discussion
64(7)
Part II Current Issues in Leisure Services
Community Recreation
71(20)
Sexual Harassment
72(6)
Safety
78(4)
Conflict of Interest
82(2)
Whistle-Blowing
84(4)
Conclusion
88(1)
Questions for Discussion
89(2)
Commercial Recreation
91(20)
Business Reciprocity
95(3)
Gambling
98(4)
Providing Controversial Leisure Services
102(3)
Marketing Goods and Services
105(4)
Conclusion
109(1)
Questions for Discussion
109(2)
Therapeutic Recreation
111(20)
Paternalism and Autonomy
112(7)
Opportunity and Leisure
119(3)
Confidentiality
122(4)
Multiple-Role Relationships
126(3)
Conclusion
129(1)
Questions for Discussion
129(2)
Outdoor Recreation
131(22)
Anthropocentrism, Biocentrism, Ecocentrism, and Theocentrism
134(5)
Preservation, Conservation, and Ecosystem Management
139(4)
Rationing Outdoor Recreation
143(3)
Outdoor Education and Outdoor Leadership
146(3)
Conclusion
149(2)
Questions for Discussion
151(2)
Tourism
153(26)
Tourism and Culture
157(5)
Sex Tourism
162(4)
Tourism and the Natural Environment
166(5)
Virtual Reality and Tourism
171(5)
Conclusion
176(1)
Questions for Discussion
176(3)
Part III Applications and a Look Ahead
Professionalism and Recreation and Leisure
179(14)
Professionalism
180(8)
The Public Interest
188(1)
Professional Recognition for Recreation and Leisure Services
189(2)
Conclusion
191(1)
Questions for Discussion
192(1)
Wrapping Up and Moving On
193(6)
What Have We Learned?
194(3)
Making a Difference in Recreation and Leisure
197(2)
Case Studies
199(34)
Funding Conflicts: Heads You Lose, Tails You Lose
200(4)
Pool Problems: In Over Your Head?
204(4)
River Use: Rough Waters Ahead
208(4)
The Last Lynching: Legitimate Display or Debacle?
212(4)
Athlete Conduct: Runner Stripped From Team
216(4)
Vacation: Granted or Not?
220(4)
Resource Rationing: Happy Trails to You
224(3)
Sponsorship Versus Personal Beliefs: Little League, Big Problem
227(6)
Appendix: Codes of Ethics 233(20)
Glossary 253(4)
References 257(8)
Index 265(6)
About the Authors 271

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