Problem solving in recreation and parks by Joseph J. Bannon

By Joseph J. Bannon

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Case studies included represent subjects such as the environment, tourism, user fees, youth at risk, crowd control, cost-cutting strategies, agency reorganization, protection of wildlife, and legal liability. All cases are drawn from actual situations collected from practitioners in the field, and news stories that have appeared in newspapers throughout the United States. Each case study is supplemented with up-to-date references for further study. These are all presented in case studies relating to park and recreation organizations, though they can just as well be modified for other human service organizations.

Board Seeks to Restrict Employee Use of Facilities 316 263. Candidate Seeks Endorsement from Incumbent 319 264. Executive Director's Impulsive Moment of Gratitude Questioned 321 265. Mayor Seeks Political Allies in Parks Department 323 266. "Temporary Appointee" Could be Around for Years 326 267. High School's Earth Day Celebration Interpreted as Religious Ritual 329 268. Nativity Scene Barred from Public Park 331 269. Oaths Annoy Atheists 334 270. Consultant Outlines Plan to Halt Vandalism 336 271.

Each case study is supplemented with up-to-date references for further study. These are all presented in case studies relating to park and recreation organizations, though they can just as well be modified for other human service organizations. There is no need for this book to be confined to classroom use only. It can be readily used in staff development programs and inservice training, by park boards, or a wide variety of social and educational institutions. We have used the problem-solving model presented in this book for 25 years, not only as educators, but for staff development in problem-solving and decision-making skills.

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