Investigation of curriculum of associate level in tourism and hospitality programs: Turkey case study
Uşak University, Banaz Vocational School, Uşak, 64500, Turkey
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Tourism sector is labor- intensive sector in rapidly increasing competition environment and so was increased to need employees who educated, qualified, skilled labor. While vocational and technical train, one of the most important criterion is curriculums. In this context, aim of this research conducted is to intend to bring recommendations about curriculum of associate level in tourism and hospitality programs in line with the purposes scrutinize and to reveal similarities and differences, tourism education can be standardized and its qualified can be increased. Data was collected by using a content analysis form throughout the vocational schools. Research population consist of 147 vocational schools. Collected data was analyzed with SPSS which is statistical analysis software. Result of the research shows that some of the lessons in the curriculum that is both mandatory and elective, some of the following lessons although first lesson is not the curriculum, second lesson is the curriculum.
Key words: Associate level in tourism and hospitality education / curriculum / content analysis
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