chapter  5
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Leisure education in schools from students’ perspectives: the case of Hong Kong

ByHong Kong Atara Sivan and Dennis W.K. Chan

Many people argue that leisure should be the realm free of any intervention, any external training and for sure, free from any kind of educational intercession. Leisure should be left to personal decision and personal use of freedom. In many aspects we can say that we live in a privileged period of prosperity and facilities. In the huge supermarket of our global world, so many things are reachable, so many options are open, so many opportunities appear around us, all of which we must and can learn to administer. Therefore leisure education's aim must be to teach and essentially train people how to choose, that is, how to distinguish the elements they will need to realise what they want to do, or in others words what they aspire to be. Leisure education can be the adequate space in which one can try new possibilities to create, at very low cost and with no vital risks, a new personal perspective.