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ERIC Number: EJ1148919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1941-3432
The Job Shadow Assignment: Career Perceptions in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism
Padron, Thomas C.; Fortune, Mary F.; Spielman, Melany; Tjoei, Sylvie
Research in Higher Education Journal, v32 Jun 2017
The job shadow study measured student career perceptions related to hospitality, recreation and tourism (HRT) and instructional mode (face-to-face (F2F), hybrid, and online). College students self-selecting into three different course modalities taught by the same instructor job shadowed HRT professionals by using Internet and F2F interviews. The goal was to write about their experiences and to define how it relates to their understanding of the field. The twist was that each class was divided into two groups. Group A completed the assignment with only F2F interviews and Group B via the Internet using technology as the exclusive platform for learning (email and web browsing). Regardless of the instructional mode (F2F, hybrid or online) and shadow group (A or B), marginal significance was found between the courses surveyed (Introduction to HRT and Special Events Management). Findings also suggest that the F2F shadow group had the highest scores on the four career perspective variables--employability, job knowledge, job benefits, and writing and communication skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (San Francisco)
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