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ERIC Number: ED359339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Pages: 23
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DACUM and Tech Prep: Dynamic Duo.
Norton, Robert E.
One significant technique for initiating needed cooperation in tech prep is through use of the DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) job analysis process. Many program directors are asking educators to identify expert workers to serve on the panel. The next phase of serious linkage and partnering occurs when the panel comes together to interact and describe their jobs precisely. The process usually results in identification of 8 to 12 duties and 75 to 125 task statements that outline what a successful worker in a particular job or job cluster must be able to do. The DACUM process is quick and inexpensive and has public relations value. DACUM has seven procedural steps: committee orientation, review of occupation, identification of duties, identification of specific tasks performed, review and refinement of task and duty statements, sequencing of task and duty statements, and identification of related requirements. Verified tasks undergo a task analysis to determine specific steps, performance standards, tools, knowledge required, safety, attitudes, and decisions involved in performing each task. Information resulting from task analysis is then incorporated into modules, learning guides, and other instructional materials. The DACUM process enables educators to develop and revise curricula, involve business and industry, and develop accurate job requirement profiles; in their turn, business and industry can develop accurate descriptions of jobs and participate in development of educational programs. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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