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Originally published in 1989, "Recreation Programming: Designing and Staging Leisure Experiences" has become a leading text used to teach programming in over 100 higher education institutions in the U.S. and abroad. The text was one of the first to demonstrate and promote the idea of a theory-based practice of programming useful in designing and staging recreation, sport management, tourism, and event programs. How to design, stage, and manage program services within the context of a specific agency is clearly explained through the copyrighted Program Development Cycle(c). Other innovative techniques include the Framed Experience Model(c) of program design for facilitating participant co-creation of experiences, use of visualisation as a planning modality for experimenting with alternate program designs, and a program management accounting system. The book is also used as a resource for in-service development of current employees and as a desk reference for professional programmers.
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Introduction; The Beginnings; Canada's First Large Influx of Refugees; British Immigration Transforms the Colonies; Immigration in the MacDonald Era; The Sifton Years; Forging a New Immigration Policy; Immigration Doldrums; Immigration's Post-war Boom (1947-1957); Major New Initiatives; A New Era in Immigration; The Turbulent 1980s and Beyond; Developments in the Last Decade; Index.

About the Author

J. Robert Rossman Ph.D. has been designing and staging events and programs for over 45 years as a practitioner, scholar, and consultant. His early career assignments included serving as an arts and crafts instructor, camp counselor, life-guard, swim instructor, and pool manger. His professional career included serving as a community center director and assistant director of recreation for the Village of Oak Park, IL. He has operated numerous events and programs during his career including university and college commencements, band concerts, art shows, sport events, Science and Technology Week at Illinois State University, family reunions, and church dinners. During his tenure as a faculty member, Dr. Rossman held academic appointments at five institutions where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses on designing and staging recreation programs. He earned the rank of Professor and has served for thirteen years as a department chair and ten years as dean. At Illinois State University he holds the rank of Professor and Dean Emeritus. He has given keynote addresses and educational workshops on programming to a variety of organizations in the U.S. and abroad. He has worked with Morale, Welfare, and Recreation operations for the US Air Force, Navy, and Army to help improve their programming practices. During the past few years he delivered invited addresses about programming to groups in Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand including the New Zealand Recreation Association Ann Barbara Elwood Schlatter began her career programming recreation for people with disabilities and later, as a youth development worker in the Peace Corps/Guatemala. She earned her bachelors, masters, and doctorate from SUNY Cortland, Springfield College, and the University of Illinois, respectively. Her 20 year career in higher education includes academic appointments at SUNY Cortland, Chicago State University, and Illinois State University where she holds the rank of Professor and is Assistant Director in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation. Her teaching specializations include recreation programming, outdoor recreation, and human resource management. Barbs scholarly work has been published in the Journal of Recreation and Park Administration; Research Quarterly for Sport and Exercise; JOPERD; and the Cyber Journal of Applied Recreation and Leisure Research. She served many years as board member for a local Boys and Girls Club. She is a member of NRPA, Illinois Park and Recreation Association, and is currently serving as President of the American Leisure Academy.

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