ERIC Number: ED177288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Analysis of Colorado Homemakers Utilizing the DACUM Approach. Publication Number OA10.
Abt, Phyllis J., Comp.; And Others
A project was conducted to identify the commonalities and uniqueness of tasks performed by homemakers throughout Colorado. Initial data was collected from ten subgroups of the Colorado homemaking population: rural, low income, male, single/before children, couple/during children, single parent, after children, Hispanic, Black, and Native American. Each group participated in a two-day Design a Curriculum (DACUM) workshop to develop a chart of occupational responsibilities by first identifying the major homemaking competencies and then prioritizing them according to importance. From the ten charts that were developed an interview format was established, and interviews with 195 randomly selected homemakers in Colorado were conducted. Analysis of the interview data showed that tasks associated with personal hygiene, feeding pets, and preparing meals for the family were performed most frequently. Selecting housing, caring for infants and small children, and moving household goods required the most time. From the results of the study it was concluded that the DACUM approach was an effective means of analyzing the occupation of homemaking. (Author/JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, Denver. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Curriculum Materials Service.
Identifiers: Colorado; Design a Curriculum