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ERIC Number: EJ1066774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
The Non-Consonance between Tourism Universities' Programs and the Needs of Tourism Employment in Jordan
Mustafa, Mairna Hussein
International Education Studies, v5 n1 p161-171 Feb 2012
This paper aims at exploring the reasons behind the contradiction between the outputs of tourism educational programs in Jordanian universities and expectations of tourism employers from the perception of tourism private businesses (travel agents and hotels), also to make an evaluation of universities' educational outcomes. Seventy-nine tourism establishments filled a questionnaire that focused on evaluating the level of students graduating from universities; this was concerning their skills and knowledge besides the degree of communication between educational bodies and the industry. The results indicate a general weakness in these aspects; based on this, the paper presented suggested implications to improve the quality of educational programs in tourism departments at Jordanian universities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan
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