Education for sustainable development in tourism: empowering future generations

Horvath, Zsuzsanna (2011) Education for sustainable development in tourism: empowering future generations. In: 29th Annual EuroCHRIE Conference 2011: Tourism and Hospitality, Drivers of Transition, 19-22 Oct 2011, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

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Abstract

Political and economic transformation and the policies of the often changing governments of the Central and Eastern European countries coupled with the general deception of the reforms have resulted in the erosion of the formerly existing social ties, thus weakening the social capital of these nations. Subjective well-being is at the lowest level in Hungary where a series of measures and phenomena led to the general feeling of being excluded from policy-making is reflected in the hopelessness and depression of the population.
It would be of utmost importance to encourage future generations to become active and take the reins of future in their own hands. This can be done by the general introduction of Education for Sustainability (EfS) the concept of which can reinforce faith and hope in a sustainable future. This paper attempts to demonstrate how Education for Sustainability can positively influence future expectations of tourism and hospitality students.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © EuroCHRIE 2011. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2014 06:28
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 05:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: subjective well-being; future expectations of tourism students; societal consequences of EfS; empowerment
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24295

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