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Subject Area: Tourism and Hospitality
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|Title:||Reflecting on changes in operational training in UK hospitality management degree programmes|
|Author(s):||Matthew Alexander, (Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)|
|Citation:||Matthew Alexander, (2007) "Reflecting on changes in operational training in UK hospitality management degree programmes", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 19 Iss: 3, pp.211 - 220|
|Keywords:||Degrees, Hospitality education, Hospitality management, Training, United Kingdom|
|Article type:||Literature review|
|DOI:||10.1108/09596110710739912 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The aim of this conceptual paper is to assess the continued relevance of operations based training within hospitality management higher education programmes. The paper explores the purpose of a hospitality management degree programme and how this might have impacted upon curriculum development and the student learning experience.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper attempts to draw together writing on some of the key issues surrounding operations based training including balancing preparedness for industry with providing a true higher education experience and the growing clamour for a more liberal approach to hospitality education.
Findings – The paper identifies and discusses two UK programmes that have made significant changes to their operations provision.
Originality/value – The paper further explores issues around the debate into the hospitality curriculum adding a valuable dimension concerning operational training.
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