Core curricular issues in hospitality and tourism education – present structure and future directions

  • Chathoth P
  • Sharma A
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Abstract

In this study, the authors examine the current structure of core curricula across 44 hospitality and tourism management schools in the United States from an organizational ecology perspective and propose a structure for programs to consider from the context of environmental forces that are driving change, so as to streamline core course offerings across programs. The authors posit that such an approach would standardize the quality of education and improve the output of hospitality and tourism management programs while providing a framework for hospitality and tourism educators to consider during curriculum formulation and revision.

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Authors

  • Prakash K. Chathoth

  • Armit Sharma

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