ERIC Number: ED185547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Handwriting: I. Instruction in Handwriting in Ontario Schools; II. Handwriting: An Annotated Bibliography.
Lawton, Stephen B.; Currie, A. Blaine
This report provides details of a study conducted to learn how handwriting was being taught in Ontario (Canada) schools. The report is presented in two parts. Part one contains an introduction to the study, a review of the literature on handwriting, analysis of curriculum guidelines used by Ontario school boards, an examination of the methods of handwriting instruction used in Ontario classrooms, attitudes toward handwriting instruction, analysis of student handwriting samples, and a summary/conclusion. Part two is an annotated bibliography on the history of handwriting, its developmental aspects, methods of instruction, handwriting style, the evaluation of handwriting quality, lateralization of the brain, "handedness," teaching handwriting to learning disabled children, general resources on handwriting instruction, and miscellaneous handwriting topics. Appendixes are also included, providing samples of materials used in the study, interview schedules, and a classroom observation checklist. (RL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Attitudes, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Handwriting, Handwriting Instruction, Handwriting Skills, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles
Ontario Government Bookstore, 880 Bay St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M7A 1L2 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.