Tourism studies 21
2019-09-13 発行

A study on tourism education dealing with problems concerning inbound tourism : The case of pupils' tourism guide activity in Wakayama Prefecture

インバウンド観光に対応する観光教育についての考察 : 和歌山県における児童生徒による観光ガイド活動の事例を通して
SHOICHI, Ohashi
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jpn
Start Page
45
End Page
57
Keywords
児童生徒
観光ガイド
英語コミュニケーション能力
観光教育
異文化理解
Keywords Alternative
pupils
tourism guide
English communication ability
tourism education
cross-cultural understanding
Abstract Alternative
The number of foreign tourists has been increasing, but Japanese people do not seem to have the proper ability and attitude to accept the presence of foreign tourists. The Japanese people — especially tourism industry employees — need to deepen their understanding of other cultures and enhance their English communication ability. Previous researches have suggested that tourism guide activities enabled pupils to enhance their communication ability. Therefore, the researcher hypothesized that pupils’ tourism guide in English would enhance their English communication ability and they would be able to gain a deeper understanding of different cultures through interaction with Englishspeaking guests. The pupils are hosts and possible future tourism industry employees, so enhancing their English communication ability and deepening their understanding of other cultures would likely lead to improving the intangible problems concerning Japanese people and visiting tourists. The research objective was lessons to develop English junior tourism guides at Mihama town, Wakayama prefecture. The researcher interviewed two lecturers and administered questionnaires to participants who were pupils between fifthgrade elementary school and third-grade high school. This research found that although participants did not deepen their understanding of other cultures, their English communication ability was improving.
Category (Wakayama)
680 Transportaion Services. Tourism
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