NEWS

Feb 27 2019

Britanny D. Linde (United States): “I would like to be reunited with my passion — happiness and fulfillment through leisure engagement”

The WLO family keeps growing every day! Today we welcome Dr. Britanny D. Linde, from the United States, who works at Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems, Inc., and promotes leisure by incorporating it into organizational wellness work with her clients.

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Feb 27 2019

WLO takes part in the UNWTO Working Group on SDGs Support

WLO Chief Operating Officer (COO), Dr. Cristina Ortega, took part in the meeting of the UNWTO Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) Support, held both at UNWTO Headquarters and online on the 13th February. WLO is an UNWTO Affiliate Member (AM), and this Working Group is precisely an initiative of the UNWTO AM Department.

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Feb 27 2019

WL Youth Ambassadors participate in the Thailand International Folklore Festival

By Dr. Miklos Banhidi, chair of the World Leisure Youth Ambassadors Committee

The Thailand International Folklore Festival (TIFF) took place between the 15th and the 31st January 2019). World Leisure Youth Ambassadors Committee (WLYA) was represented by a group of 34 young musicians (from USA, China, Hungary, South Korea, and Slovakia), members of YOUPECO (Young People’s Concert).This participation followed the invitation to YOUPECO during the Citizens Festival in Hangzhou, and the group was coordinated by Dr. Miklos Banhidi, chair of the WLYA.

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Feb 14 2019

Call for Papers “Leisure for Children and Youth” Special Issue – WLJ

Throughout the world, children and youth are experiencing changes in their surroundings that influence, enhance or challenge their leisure experiences. These events occur individually, but also within peer groups, families, communities, and social media and technology. There are many health, economic, educational, and environmental factors that children and youth face and will continue to confront in the future, but there are also opportunities to nurture resiliency and growth. An African proverb states, It Takes a Village to Raise a Child. We invite those with empirical data, theoretical and analytical frameworks, and evidence-based practice to submit manuscripts that focus on leisure services/programs that play an important role in their village. We encourage studies that elucidate how collaboration with other areas and interdisciplinary approaches promote positive youth development. We want to know what empirically-based outcomes are linked to this research and how these can be applied to practice around the globe.

Papers are therefore invited to cover but are not limited to the following themes surrounding leisure for children and youth:

  • Immigrants and refugees
  • Poverty and low income
  • Homelessness
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Inclusion and disabilities (physical, cognitive, emotional/psychological, and/or social)
  • LGBT
  • Families
  • Cultural responsiveness
  • Community youth development
  • Youth engagement and decision making
  • Youth policy
  • Prediction-Prevention-Intervention paradigms
  • Out-of-school time
  • Nature and outdoors
  • Camps
  • Expressive Arts
  • Sport
  • Technology
  • Assessments for positive youth development

Potential authors are strongly encouraged to contact guest editor Cari Autry to discuss potential submissions to assure topics fit the special issue.

Manuscript Submission Procedure

Submit to both Guest Editors, Cari E. Autry () and Clifton E. Watts ().

The complete style and reference guide can be found at: http://www.informaworld.com/rwle or in the back cover of recent issues of the Journal. In brief:

  1. All manuscripts must be in English and must not exceed 5000 words all inclusive. Manuscripts that exceed this limit will not be reviewed until they conform.
  2. Manuscripts must be double spaced in 12 pt New Times Roman.
  3. Manuscripts must adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 6th edition).
  4. Manuscripts should be sent as e-mail attachments in doc or docx formats.

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Jan 31 2019

Jo An M. Zimmermann (United States): “Leisure is having the free time and freedom to participate in activities which feed my soul”

We are happy to introduce you to our member Dr. Jo An M. Zimmermann, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator for the Recreation Administration program at Texas State University. We feel lucky to count on Jo An’s expertise in the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Leisure Management, which she co-facilitates together with Dr. John Tower.

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