Title: Intellectual human capital fosterage in locals by schoolteacher-tourism linkage

Authors: Hajime Eto

Addresses: The University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Management and Policy Studies, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305, Japan

Abstract: Intellectuals and knowledge-intensive sectors in locals now drain to cities. Losing human and industrial resources, locals promote tourism by utilising the existing resources like landscapes, but often unsuccessful unless having famous tourism resources. This induces locals to promote amusement tourism, but its blind spot is the risk of undermining the learning mind of locals, particularly youths, who are the future intellectual capital. Tourism is profitable in a short-term but possibly at the risk of future. This paper explores the practicable linkage between tourism and learning through the knowledge-creative activities of local intellectuals like schoolteachers. This expectedly motivates locals to learn in everyday life on home-front. Such inquiries at grassroots provide new knowledge in ecology, geology, anthropology, etc., and enrich forefront big-science in academia. Adequately managed, knowledge created at grassroots expectedly benefits academia in the future.

Keywords: blind spot analysis; conflict analysis; dilemma analysis; intellectual human capital; intellectual capital; intellectual tourism; knowledge creation; grassroots; learning motivation; obstacle analysis; schoolteacher-tourism linkage; self-inquiry; teachers; local communities; local intellectuals; schools; education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2013.052907

International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 2013 Vol.10 No.2, pp.165 - 182

Published online: 29 Jan 2014 *

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