Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

A Comprehensive Educational Plan for Human Resource Development: Tourism
Bob Lee, Ph.D.; Yu Liu, Ph.D.; Minh Pham, M.A.; David Groves, D.Ed.

There is a difference in the educational approaches between professional organizations and educational institutions, even though two entities, in most cases, are correlated each other. This article explores the differences between these two philosophies and proposes that there needs to be integration through an interdisciplinary approach. This proposed approach suggests that there needs to be continuity in development of skill sets from high school through graduate programs in some professions. However, most current curriculum in college education only represents a small number of professional organizations. Thus, a new educational approach is needed to comprehensively address all professional organizational skill sets. Furthermore, the other missing aspect in existing education system that will be discussed here is the development of process related proficiencies to improve one’s overall competences in selected profession.

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