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ERIC Number: ED346248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
DACUM: A Proven and Powerful Approach to Occupational Analysis.
Norton, Robert E.
Developing A CurriculUM (DACUM) is an approach to job/occupational analysis. The profile chart that results from DACUM analysis is a low-cost, effective method of quickly determining what tasks must be performed by employees in a given job or occupational area. The DACUM analysis can be used as a basis for the following: curriculum development; curriculum review and revision; training needs assessments; competency test development; worker performance evaluations; student recruitment; student counseling; student achievement records; training program review; curriculum articulation; Tech Prep program development; job modifications; and job descriptions. The information resulting from the task analysis is incorporated into modules, learning guides, or instructional materials. DACUM establishes relevant, up-to-date, and localized curriculum bases for instructional materials. DACUM is suited for developing new educational programs, review of existing educational programs, and updating existing DACUM charts. The DACUM committee is guided through seven procedural steps: orienting 8-12 committee members; review occupations; identify duties; identify specific tasks performed; review and refine task and duty statements; sequence task and duty statements; and identify entry-level tasks. After a DACUM workshop, the tentative task list should be verified by experts. (Attachment A contains lists of educational agencies and industrial clients served by the DACUM. A competency profile of an industry instructor is included.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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