'Folk' understandings of quality in UK higher hospitality education

RC Wood

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the evolution of “folk” understandings of quality in higher hospitality education and the consequent implications of these understandings for current quality concerns in the field. Design/methodology/approach – The paper combines a historical survey of the stated topic together with an analysis of how the evolution of higher hospitality education provides insight into current issues and problems in the subject area. Findings – The paper suggests that only by thoroughly comprehending the past development of higher hospitality education is it possible to accurately map the field’s current travails and diagnose likely future trends. Practical implications – The paper outlines the implications of current understandings of quality in hospitality education for its future development and provision. Originality/value – The originality and value of this paper lie in its identification of the principal trends that contribute to understanding of current perceptions of the quality of higher hospitality education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-338
Number of pages13
JournalQuality Assurance in Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Higher education
  • Hospitality industry
  • Hospitality management
  • Quality
  • Quality assessment
  • Quality assurance
  • Quality issues


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