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ERIC Number: EJ816873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Cultural Diversity in Higher Education: Implications for Hospitality Programs
Casado, Matt A.; Dereshiwsky, Mary I.
Education, v128 n2 p294-306 Dec 2007
During the decade of the 1990s, the rapidly changing ethnic composition of our schools and workplace, especially in the hospitality industry, required that attention be given to curriculum content and methods of instruction to accommodate increasing numbers of minority students and employees. Most institutions, including hospitality programs, implemented directives for administrators and faculty to understand why diversity enriches learning/living experiences and how lack of diversity contributes to limited perspectives. This study analyzes the current perceptions of a sample of students at Northern Arizona University (NAU) on the concept of cultural diversity as a component of the curriculum, including those of students in the Hotel and Restaurant Management program. Although the results of the study cannot be generalized to other campuses, the methodology could be adopted as a means to investigate the perceptions of minority students towards classroom approaches to diversity teaching in other institutions. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona