THE PERCEPTION OF TEACHER CANDIDATES ON TOURISM GEOGRAPHY
Published: 27 Aug 2015
Abstract: The aim of this study is to investigate the perceptions of teacher candidates about tourism geography. The data for this study were gathered from 65 undergraduates who studied tourism geography lecture. The collected data were categorized and classified by their semantic relations respectively by the researcher. It was given as table and frequency by these categories. The results indicate that student teacher’ responses are ranked from high frequency to low frequency such as tourism geography, domestic or foreign tourists, cultural heritage, hotels, foreign exchange, and recreation. The main reason of traveling is seemed to be at the forefront of expressions as you explore new places. On the other hand, student teachers mentioned into tourism geography include historical concepts such as monasteries or new trend of tourism such as yacht tourism. In conclusion student teacher’s perception about tourism geography focused mainly local and national level instead of international or global level.
Keywords: geography, tourism geography, teacher candidates, tourism perception
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