Vocational vs. academic debate on undergraduate education in hospitality and tourism: the case of Indonesia

Oktadiana, Hera, and Chon, Kaye (2017) Vocational vs. academic debate on undergraduate education in hospitality and tourism: the case of Indonesia. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, 29 (1). pp. 13-24.

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Abstract

This study seeks to identify similarities and differences between vocational and academic-level bachelor programs within Indonesian hospitality and tourism education. Both the abilities and knowledge profiles of the graduates and the curriculum content are considered. These degrees were developed in 2008 following government recognition of hospitality and tourism as a field of study. Formerly these areas of study were only offered at diploma levels with a strong vocational emphasis. The findings from archival and interview assessments indicate that although subtle differences exist in the content of vocational and academic bachelor offerings, they are largely indistinguishable. A more searching underpinning of the programs using a distinctive educational philosophy is suggested to guide the aims and objectives of the different degrees. Such a structured approach could serve as a guideline for the selection of course content and teaching and learning endeavors.

Item ID: 60378
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2325-6540
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2019 23:35
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 40%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development @ 30%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 30%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development @ 50%
90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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