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Training tourist guides: a comparative case study

Christie, Michael F. and Spiers, Helen G. (1998). Training tourist guides: a comparative case study. In Christie, Michael F.(Ed.), Diversity and Innovation in Adult and Vocational Education. Darwin: NTU Press. (pp. 35-44).

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Author Christie, Michael F.
Spiers, Helen G.
Title of Chapter Training tourist guides: a comparative case study
Title of Book Diversity and Innovation in Adult and Vocational Education
Place of Publication Darwin
Publisher NTU Press
Publication Year 1998
Series CTLDEC reader series
Editor Christie, Michael F.
ISBN 1876248122   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 35
End Page 44
HERDC Category B - Book Chapter (DEST)
Abstract This chapter compares and contrasts two case studies on training of tour guides and tour operators. One is set in Vadstena, Sweden and the other in Jabiru, Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia. Both courses are designed to fit national qualifications and curriculum frameworks in vocational training. Each is holistic in approach. There is no grading or formal assessment for the Swedish course. The learner group in the Jabiru study is targeted at people who are local but this group is less homogenous in terms of language and cultural background than in the residential course of the Swedish study. The Jabiru course is more competency based than the Swedish one, and was planned in partnership with industry. The Jabiru course trains tour guides and operators for businesses and employment situations with a focus on interpretive, culturally based tourism.
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