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ERIC Number: ED419155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 7
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Quality Instruction for the High Performance Workplace: DACUM.
Norton, Robert E.
DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) is a method of job or occupational analysis that involves a 2-day workshop in which a trained DACUM facilitator and a committee of 5-12 expert workers from the position, occupation, or other area of analysis create a profile chart that is a detailed and graphic portrayal of the duties and tasks performed by the workers involved. In addition to the development of precise duty and task statements, lists of the general knowledge and skills, worker behaviors, tools, and equipment, and future job trends are also identified. DACUM is based on three premises: (1) expert workers can describe and define their job or occupations more accurately than anyone else; (2) an effective way to define a job or occupation is to describe precisely the tasks that expert workers perform; and (3) all tasks, in order to be performed correctly, demand the use of certain knowledge, skills, tools, and positive worker behaviors. DACUM has been used effectively to analyze occupations at the professional, managerial, technical, skilled, and semi-skilled level, and to conceptualize future jobs. The quality of the product obtained and the superior process used are two of the many important advantages of the DACUM analysis. The DACUM methodology is used widely in the United States, Canada, and many other countries because it is highly effective, quick, and low cost. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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