ERIC Number: ED401483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
DACUM Handbook. Second Edition. Leadership Training Series No. 67.
Norton, Robert E.
This handbook is intended for use in preparing persons from education, business, industry, and government for the role of DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) facilitator. An introduction discusses the following: what DACUM is, why it is unique, why it should be used, what the DACUM facilitator does, who uses DACUM, when it should be used, and its quality. The next eight sections are each devoted to one of the eight DACUM duties: (1) market the DACUM process; (2) plan the DACUM workshop; (3) recruit the DACUM workshop committee; (4) orient the DACUM committee; (5) manage the group process; (6) facilitate chart development; (7) verify DACUM results; and (8) coordinate post-DACUM activities. Each duty consists of 6-21 tasks. Information is provided on how to complete each of the tasks. Resources pertinent to each duty are found at the end of that section. A list of 31 references (with emphasis on the DACUM methodology) follows. Appendixes contain the following: DACUM transparency masters; an article, "The Nature of Task Statements"; glossary of DACUM and competency-based education (CBE) terminology; the article, "CBE: An Effective and Realistic Approach to Education and Training" (Robert Norton); a brief history of DACUM; and a discussion of potential problems in working with DACUM committees. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education
Publications, Center on Education and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (order no. LT67R, $49.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.