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Reassessing the core of hospitality management education: the continuing importance of training restaurants

Alexander, Matthew and Lynch, P.A. and Murray, Rowena (2009) Reassessing the core of hospitality management education: the continuing importance of training restaurants. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 8 (1). pp. 55-69. ISSN 1473-8376

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This paper addresses the role of training facilities within higher education hospitality departments. It identifies a range of historical and contemporary problems associated with these areas and reports on case study research undertaken with four UK institutions. The research identifies changes within the educational delivery provided by these institutions and suggests that training restaurants in these institutions still have an important role to play within the higher education experience.