Australian tourism education: the quest for status
Pearce, Philip L. (2006) Australian tourism education: the quest for status. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 5 (3). pp. 251-267.
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An appraisal of Australian tourism education is undertaken by pursuing its historical development and the key issues of teaching locations, generic skills and graduate attributes, educator competence, human resource planning and how to assess performance. It is argued that Australia, when considered as a case study in the global context of higher tourism education, occupies a distinctive and relatively successful niche. The distinctiveness derives from both its late entry into the field and the status-oriented context in which it has grown. The success is characterised by a strong research-education nexus and the consolidation rather than loss of the degree offerings over time.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||consolidation; status quest; tourism education|
|FoR Codes:||16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160513 Tourism Policy @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||17 Nov 2009 13:05|
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