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...On January 8, 2002, President George W. Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). For the past 10 years, this law has dictated the nature of the federal government’s role in public education in the United States. Originally...

Facilitating the Adventure Process

Adventure Education : Theory and Applications

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook

...A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worse when they despise him. . . . But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, “We did...

Introduction to Adventure Education

Dick Prouty

Dick Prouty, AB, is Project Adventure’s president, executive director, and CEO. With Project Adventure since 1980, he facilitated the structure of PA as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Coauthor of PA’s classic text on adventure-based counseling, Islands of Healing, Prouty has become a leading proponent of the unique place and theory of adventure-based experiential education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adventure Education : Theory and Applications

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook

...I regard it as the foremost task of education to insure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial, and, above all, compassion.Adventure...

Putting It All Together

Robert B. Kauffman

Robert B. Kauffman, PhD, is a professor in the recreation and parks management department at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland, where his work with students as internship supervisor led to the development of his theory of job search positioning. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Career Development in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism : A Positioning Approach

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook

...It was summer and I had just visited a student who was completing his senior internship during the summer at a Boys and Girls Club in northern Virginia. This is a good a place to end this book because Marty’s story is typical of the many...

Learning the Basics of Recreation Facilities

Richard F. Mull

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Richard F. Mull, MS, was an assistant professor in the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) at Indiana University in Bloomington from 1972 to 2006. He has also served as the director of the Center for Student Leadership Development, director of Indiana University’s tennis center and outdoor pool, and special assistant to the dean for the auxiliary unit of the school of HPER. From 1972 to 1992, he served as the director of campus recreational sports at Indiana University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brent A. Beggs

Brent A. Beggs, PhD, is an associate professor in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation at Illinois State University in Normal, where he teaches facility planning and design. He also consults for various leisure service agencies in the planning and design of playgrounds and recreation centers. As a practitioner, Beggs was involved in the planning, design, and operation of park expansions, community centers, water parks, and multiple sport complexes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mick Renneisen

Mick Renneisen, MS, is director of the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department in Bloomington, Indiana. He is also an adjunct instructor at Indiana University teaching courses in recreation facility management for the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Recreation Facility Management : Design, Development, Operations, and Utilization

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook

...At the completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:Explain facility classification systems.Understand the developmental stages that must occur in order for a recreation facility to exist.Recognize the various...

Map and Compass

Charles Ferguson

Charles Ferguson, PhD, served as president of the United States Orienteering Federation (USOF) from 1999 to 2007. A former colonel in the Air Force Reserve, he became the initial vice president of academic affairs at Marine Corps University at Quantico Marine Base, Virginia, until retiring. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Robert Turbyfill

LTC Robert Turbyfill works as an analyst for the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, DC. He has served as a United States Marine Officer for 11 years and as an Army National Guard Officer for 14 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Discovering Orienteering : Skills, Techniques, and Activities

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook

...Orienteering is a skill sport that is based on land navigation and requires the use of tools to navigate. Although there are five skills based on the tools for navigation, there are only two tools required for land navigation— the map...

Service Quality Management and Customer Loyalty

Robert E. Pfister

Robert E. Pfister, PhD, is a professor in the departmentof recreation and tourism management at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. For over 20 years, Pfister has instructed courses in entrepreneurial recreation and tourism to university students in the United States and Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick T. Tierney

Patrick T. Tierney, PhD, is a professor in the department of recreation, parks, and tourism at San Francisco State University. As a business owner, instructor, and researcher, Tierney has more than 30 years of experience in theories and applications of the recreation, event, and tourism industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Recreation, Event, and Tourism Businesses : Start-Up and Sustainable Operations

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook

...After reading this chapter you will be able todescribe the importance of customer service in commercial recreation, events, and tourism;discuss today’s service imperative;explain the cost of delivering poor service;evaluate service...

Designing and Developing Outdoor Recreation and Education Programs

Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...Outdoor program administrators constantly hear about the value of preparation and planning in many aspects of outdoor recreation. The first principle from the Leave No Trace Center for Environmental Ethics is “Plan ahead and prepare...

Sustaining Environmental Health

Bill Reger-Nash

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Bill Reger-Nash, EdD, is emeritus professor in the School of Public Health at West Virginia University. He has been a wellness professional for more than 30 years and has served as research coordinator for the Cardiac and Wellness Center of Wheeling Hospital; director of the Bayer Wellness Program in Wellsburg, West Virginia; director of wellness for the Ohio Valley Medical Center; and founding director of wellness for West Virginia University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Meredith Smith

Meredith Smith, MS, MA, has master’s degrees in sport and exercise psychology and community counseling from West Virginia University. She has worked as a family and marriage therapist as well as a drug and alcohol counselor. She works for the State of New Mexico as a health educator to decrease the burden of chronic disease in the state. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gregory Juckett

Gregory Juckett, MD, MPH, is a professor of family medicine at West Virginia University, Morgantown, where he provides clinical services for the WVU Health Service and also directs the University’s International Travel Clinic. He received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine at Hershey and a master’s degree in public health from West Virginia University. He completed his family medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Foundations of Wellness

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook

...© Andrew PennerAfter reading this chapter, you will be able todefine sustainable development,describe methods to promote sustainability,identify four reasons that people are not focused on sustainability in the United States,list five...

Ethics, Integrity, and Rules

Charles Ferguson

Charles Ferguson, PhD, served as president of the United States Orienteering Federation (USOF) from 1999 to 2007. A former colonel in the Air Force Reserve, he became the initial vice president of academic affairs at Marine Corps University at Quantico Marine Base, Virginia, until retiring. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Robert Turbyfill

LTC Robert Turbyfill works as an analyst for the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, DC. He has served as a United States Marine Officer for 11 years and as an Army National Guard Officer for 14 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Discovering Orienteering : Skills, Techniques, and Activities

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook

...Orienteering is a competition, testing your skill in navigating. As such, it has rules, ethics, and commonly accepted practices. This chapter is mainly concerned with integrity and fairness. Personal integrity is vital because unlike...