ERIC Number: ED226142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Task Analysis of Recreation Worker.
Middleton, M. A.
Using the DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process, the British Columbia Ministry of Education performed a task analysis of the work of recreation workers. A survey questionnaire was developed and mailed to 600 practitioners in the field; 262 were returned, with 232 of these usable. The majority of the respondents were from the Vancouver area, were in supervisory mid-management, had attained a college degree, and had carried out a professional development activity during the year. A factor analysis was carried out on the data received, and three sets of factors were identified: core factors, administration factors, and supervisory mid-management factors. Core factors were park and facilities maintenance, philosophy of recreation and leisure, administration/management, community development, program development, marketing, and personnel management. Administration factors identified were personnel management, financial management, planning, management techniques, and community development; while supervisory mid-management factors were community development, program development, and facility maintenance. Results of this task analysis were to be used to develop professional activities and programs for recreation workers. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Identifiers - Location: Canada