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The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies by Annette Pritchard, Nigel Morgan, Irena Ateljevic

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Part II

Critical tourism education

Nigel Morgan

There has been a dramatic growth in global tourism education provision but in the midst of this expansion, more voices are arguing that undergraduate and postgraduate programmes need to better prepare students for the pressing challenges which confront the tourism industry and the wider world. Driving these calls is a recognition that universities need to move beyond a present-minded, narrowly focused industry-serving curriculum to one which looks long-term to the attainment of a more sustainable human and planetary future. The following five chapters demonstrate that such a transformation requires a restructuring of the education system (Sheldon, Fesenmaier and Tribe), the transformation of universities ...

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