An International Handbook of Tourism Education

An International Handbook of Tourism Education

by David Airey
     
 

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As tourism matures as an academic subject and the number of tourism higher education providers continues to expand world-wide, there is an increasing interest in its educational aspects. At the same time the development of research into education issues related to tourism means that there is now a developing literature on the subject. This international handbook…  See more details below

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As tourism matures as an academic subject and the number of tourism higher education providers continues to expand world-wide, there is an increasing interest in its educational aspects. At the same time the development of research into education issues related to tourism means that there is now a developing literature on the subject. This international handbook offers a timely evaluation of the sate of the art of tourism higher education.

The book brings together expert contributors from around the world to present current thinking and practice about what is now a major element of education provision world-wide. It is structured round four key themes:

- Curriculum

- International perspective

- Teaching, learning and assessment

- Resources, progression and quality

Its global survey of tourism education offers a comprehensive basis for comparative review. In addition to setting out the development and current provision of tourism education it also addresses cutting edge issues such PhD education, non-formal education, cultural issues in learning, research and teaching, e-learning and e-assessment. It offers practical advice for the design, delivery, evaluation and resourcing of courses and concludes with a reflective agenda of issues for the future.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...comprehensive, strong on the state of the art, detail and practice of tourism education in the twenty first century...standard reference volume for the subject"
—Chris Cooper, The University of Queensland, Australia for Tourism Recreation Research Vol. 31, No. 2, 2006

"...a considerable compliation of discussion, deliberation and debate on a wide range of issues in tourism education."
—K.B. Godfrey, UHI Millennium Institue, Scotland for Tourism Management Vol. 28, No. 1, 2007

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136429781
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/11/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
538
File size:
8 MB

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