Leisure education: Definition, aims, advocacy, and practices–are we talking about the same thing(s)?

Atara SIVAN*, Robert A. Stebbins

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Abstract

This paper centres on leisure education. It looks at the way leisure education has been defined, advocated, and implemented. While examining the “What”, “Why” and “How” questions of leisure education that have been mostly raised in the West, it brings to light additional perspectives from Asia. The paper points to the possible fluidity of the term “leisure education”, the sometimes all-encompassing nature of its definition, and the gap between its advocacy and implementation. It further draws attention to recent trends in Asia that could potentially facilitate a successful adoption of leisure education. Calls are made for further investigation of perceptions of leisure education and its practices internationally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-41
Number of pages15
JournalWorld Leisure Journal
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

User-Defined Keywords

  • Asia
  • Education
  • Leisure
  • Leisure education

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