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Studying Tourism

Tourism Education: Global Issues and Trends

ISBN: 978-1-78350-997-3, eISBN: 978-1-78350-998-0

Publication date: 23 September 2015


Previous work has conceptually explored the value of the humanities for tourism education and has considered the pressures that likely serve as barriers to its greater inclusion in curricula. This chapter moves the debate from the conceptual level to the ground, reporting the results of a survey of tourism educators with regard to the role of the humanities in the programs in which they teach. The study explores the prevalence of the humanities as primary and supporting course content at the undergraduate and graduate levels, sheds light on barriers faculty members identify for incorporating more humanities content into their curricula, and offers examples of creative ways some educators are currently engaging with such content.



Caton, K. (2015), "Studying Tourism", Tourism Education: Global Issues and Trends (Tourism Social Science Series, Vol. 21), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 15-39.



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