On Becoming a Profession: Requirements and Strategies

Authors

  • H. Douglas Sessoms

Keywords:

Profession, professionalism, certification, accreditation, power, parks and recreation.

Abstract

An analysis of concepts of professionalism is applied to the profession of parks and recreation with particular attention given to actions which parks and recreation might take to achieve profession status. Central to the discussion of strategies of implementation is the notion of power and the means by which dependency is created. Library and historical research techniques were employed.

Published

1990-10-04

Issue

Section

Regular Papers