Leisure and Education

Atara Sivan*

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Education and leisure are significant domains in people’s lives. At first glance, they may be seen as contradictory; whereas leisure is associated with freedom and relaxation, education is associated with learning and may not be perceived as related to freedom. This is especially due to the tendency to associate education with a formal way of studying in school as illustrated in the following definition: ‘[education is] social process in which one achieves social competence and individual growth, carried in a selected controlled setting which can be institutionalised as a school or college’ (Page and Thomas, 1977: 113).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Handbook of Leisure Studies
EditorsChris Rojek, Susan M. Shaw, A. J. Veal
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780230625181
ISBN (Print)9781403902788, 9781403902795
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2006

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Leisure Participation
  • Lifelong Process
  • Leisure Experience
  • Adolescent Life Satisfaction
  • Leisure Study


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