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Samokhval, O. (2018). Development of tourism education in german-speaking countries of Western Europe: process components and their characteristics. Osvitolohiya, 7, 59-64. DOI: 10.28925/2226-3012.2018.7.5964

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Samokhval Olesia,

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PhD in Pedagogy, Postdoctoral Student, Department of Innovation and Information Technologies in Education, Vinnytsya Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky State Pedagogical University, 32 Ostrozkogo Str., 21100 Vinnytsya, Ukraine, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


The process of tourism education development in German-speaking countries of Western Europe, in particular Germany, Austria and Switzerland is exemined in the article. It is noted that the scientific novelty of the study deals with the analyzes of the process of tourism education development in general economic contex of the development of tourism industry in the countries classified in the lingvo-ethnographic category «German-speaking countries». The object of the study is to outline the aspects of scientific and pedagogical research, to study and analyze the socio-economic processes of the tourism education development in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, to describe the historical preconditions for the development of current tourism education in German-speaking countries of Western Europe as a categorical integrity. The main components of the process of tourism education development in German-speaking countries, in particular: economic, institutional, disciplinary and normative, are defined and characterized. It was stated that the components of the process of tourism education development are closely interconnected and interdependent, that makes it impossible to study as a separate phenomenon. The development of one component provokes changes in other one, creating a chain reaction that builds a coherent picture of the process of tourism education development in German-speaking countries of Western Europe.

It is defined that the inception of tourism education at university level took place in the middle of the 20th century evidenced by the establishment of higher education institutions with the programms in tourism. The intensity of popularizing the tourism education in Germany, Austria and Switzerland took place at the end of the 20th and early 21st centuries, starting a new period in the developing process of tourism education, that is marked by globalization of innovation and information.

Key words: tourism education;  tourism;  tourism industry;  future skilled workers;  education development;  component of development process;  German-speaking countries;  institutions of tourist education.


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