In 1969, Stein included a separate section on therapeutic recreation as part of the bi-annual recreation education survey for the Society of Park and Recreation Educators. Anderson and Stewart (1980) began a trend in 1979 when they conducted a 10-year follow-up study of therapeutic recreation education. Again, in 1989, Stewart and Anderson (1990) conducted a 10-year follow-up study investigating similar issues. The research continues and the findings of the current 1999 study are presented and compared with the findings of the previous surveys to identify trends in therapeutic recreation education. Numbers of programs, faculty, and students are examined as well as the status of curriculum accreditation and professional certification.
Author Stephen C. Anderson, Candace Ashton-Shaeffer, Cari E. Autry
Volume Vol 34, No 4 (2000)