ERIC Number: ED254657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
DACUM Handbook. Leadership Training Series No. 67.
Norton, Robert E.
This handbook is designed for use in workshops designed to prepare selected persons for the roles of Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) facilitator and/or coordinator. (The DACUM process is a low-cost approach to occupational analysis based on the premises that expert workers can describe their jobs better than anyone else can, any job can be effectively and sufficiently described in terms of the tasks that successful workers in that occupation perform, and all tasks have direct implication for the knowledge and attitudes that workers must have in order to perform the tasks correctly.) The first part of the guide describes the scope and aims of DACUM and the role of the DACUM coordinator. Discussed next are procedures for planning a DACUM workshop and selecting DACUM committee members. Guidelines for conducting a DACUM orientation, facilitating group interaction, and constructing a DACUM chart are set forth. Concluding the guide are instructions for verifying tasks and producing a DACUM chart. Appendixes to the guide (the bulk of the document) include a brief history of DACUM as well as various sample letters, forms, charts, and verification instruments for use in implementing a DACUM workshop. (MN)
Descriptors: Coordination, Coordinators, Curriculum Development, Definitions, Followup Studies, Guidelines, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Analysis, Leaders Guides, Leadership Training, Letters (Correspondence), Planning, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Records (Forms), Workshops
National Center Publications, Box F, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (LT67--$17.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.