Developing Student Engagement in China Through Collaborative Action Research.

O’Regan, M. and Choe, J. Y., 2015. Developing Student Engagement in China Through Collaborative Action Research. In: Sheldon, P. J. and Hsu, C. H. C., eds. Tourism Education: Global Issues and Trends. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 153 - 167.

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As its market and society open up, China has transformed itself from a closed agrarian socialist economy to an urban state and an economic force. This has released accumulated tourism demand, led to the development of a diversified industry, and the spread of university and vocational courses in this field. However, the industry faces challenges to recruit and retain staff, with tourism education in higher education blamed for the shortfall in numbers and quality of candidates with suitable purpose, knowledge, and passion to serve. This chapter provides a background to the development of and problems facing tourism education in China, and suggests how to support student engagement and hence the future workforce.

Item Type:Book Section
Series Name:Tourism Social Science Series
Series Name:Tourism Social Science Series
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:22769
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Deposited On:04 Nov 2015 11:30
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