By David Airey, John Tribe
As tourism matures as a tutorial topic and the variety of tourism better schooling companies keeps to extend world-wide, there's an expanding curiosity in its academic elements. whilst the advance of analysis into schooling matters on the topic of tourism implies that there's now a constructing literature at the topic. This overseas guide bargains a well timed assessment of the sate of the paintings of tourism larger schooling. The ebook brings jointly specialist individuals from all over the world to offer present considering and perform approximately what's now an important component to schooling provision world-wide. it truly is based around 4 key themes:- Curriculum - foreign point of view - instructing, studying and evaluation - assets, development and qualityIts international survey of tourism schooling deals a entire foundation for comparative assessment. as well as starting off the improvement and present provision of tourism schooling it additionally addresses leading edge concerns such PhD schooling, non-formal schooling, cultural matters in studying, examine and instructing, e-learning and e-assessment. It bargains useful suggestion for the layout, supply, review and resourcing of classes and concludes with a reflective schedule of matters for the longer term.
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The primary database of literature was generated from the author’s research interests in tourism education. g. ) included very few specific tourism education entries and in the absence of dedicated databases, a quite basic and laborious technique was used. This entailed building a bibliography by following up the reference list of every article that was encountered. Subsequently this database was expanded using expert opinion. The literature database was then updated using two key abstracting services.
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An International Handbook of Tourism Education (Advances in Tourism Research) by David Airey, John Tribe