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Book Chapter
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Jayawardena, Chandana; Taylor-Cooke, Marcia
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Department of Management Studies
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Challenges in implementing tourism and hospitality joint degrees: The case of the University of the West Indies and University of Technology, Jamaica
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Jayawardena, Chandana
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Tourism and hospitality education and training in the Caribbean
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Kingston, Jamaica
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The University of the West Indies Press
Date of Publication
2002
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37-66
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Abstract
The University of the West Indies has been the only regional university in the Caribbean over the last 54 years. The University of Technology has been a pioneer in technological education in Jamaica over the last 44 years. In 1998 the two universities pooled their resources in developing a four year joint degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. This chapter analyses the implementing process of this joint degree programme during the last three years. The programme has attracted 249 young men and women in Jamaica who joined the first three cohorts since 1998. The chapter also identifies challenges faced by the programme implementers owing to the difference in cultures, traditions and practices of the two universities. Finally, it draws conclusions and suggests a model for creating and implementing such joint degree in developing countries.....
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