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Leisure and the Schools


reviewed by David L. Sills - 1962

coverTitle: Leisure and the Schools
Author(s): American Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Leisure and the Schools is described in the Introduction as "a guide for boards of education, school administrators, teachers, and others interested in implementing the community school concept." It is thus a how-to-do-it book, prepared by a panel of ten contributors, chiefly physical educators. Five contributors are from public school systems, four from colleges and universities, and one is the Associate Executive Secretary of the Association which published the book. As a manual, it is written by people who are themselves inside the system they describe, and it should be judged on these grounds. Although it is a manual, it is one guided by an educational philosophy. This is the concept of the educative community or the community-school. What is a community-school? It is described by the authors as having these characteristics: 1. It has planning processes as well as teaching processes. 2. It seeks out new needs, preventives, and satisfiers. It operates... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 63 Number 6, 1962, p. 489-489
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3095, Date Accessed: 7/16/2019 2:33:42 AM

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