Edited by Pierre Benckendorff and Anita Zehrer
Chapter 31: Indigenization of curricula: trends and issues in tourism education
Tourism courses are increasingly being taught only within business and management schools where the curricula tend to focus on workplace competencies. However, teaching and learning in tourism can, and should, provide critical opportunities that promote cultural learning and identity formation. In this chapter we consider how tourism educators can implement Indigenized curricula to educate students for social and curricular justice. Interdisciplinary and cultural competencies are essential tools for educators in this endeavor. An Indigenized curriculum incorporates Indigenous knowledges and perspectives throughout courses, signaling the commitment of educators and institutions to acknowledge the particularized and multiple discourses in tourism that exist beyond the common experience of many students. Efforts to Indigenize curricula aim to promote improved educational outcomes for Indigenous students, and to broaden the understanding and critical capacities of all students.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.