Tourism education scholarship

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This chapter explains the background of the book and begins with an introduction of Jafar Jafari's tremendous contribution to tourism knowledge creation and education. This is followed by a report on the content analysis of 573 tourism education related articles published in the past 10 years. Results indicated the need for philosophical discussion about the nature of tourism education and the popularity of teaching and learning approaches as a research topic. The two main sections of this book, namely philosophical issues in tourism education and experiential/active learning in tourism education, fit into these two identified issues. A synopsis of each chapter is provided next; and future directions for tourism education research are suggested.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTourism Social Science Series
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Publication series

NameTourism Social Science Series
ISSN (Print)1571-5043


  • Content analysis
  • Education research
  • Future
  • Jafar Jafari
  • Synopsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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