ERIC Number: ED097483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation.
The Northern Arizona Hospitality Education Program is an exemplary three-year project designed to help students, mainly Indian, obtain job skills and attitudes necessary for successful employment in the hospitality industry. Nine high schools from Apache, Coconino, and Navajo Counties participated in the project. Objectives included providing an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum and teaching, opportunities for related classroom and work experience through on-the-job training, and providing the project with a coordinator having hospitality industry and Indian cultural background. Further objectives were to create incentive for potential dropouts and to increase student awarenesss of various occupations in the industry as well as awareness of individual interests, aptitudes, and aspirations. A custom-designed curriculum, which was developed through teacher workshops, was one of the major outcomes of the project. Some problems encountered were lack of certified vocational teachers, getting parent and community involvement, cultural attitudes, counseling for participants, and lack of direct funds to the schools. As one of the fastest growing service industries, the hospitality industry will provide many career opportunities for future employment. Three-fourths of the document consists of descriptive information in an appendix. (EA)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Opportunities, Class Activities, Counseling, Cultural Influences, Dropout Prevention, Educational Objectives, Indians, Individual Needs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Job Skills, Occupational Information, On the Job Training, Recreational Programs, Student Attitudes, Tourism, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Hospitality Education Project, Flagstaff.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona