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ERIC Number: ED056048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 107
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The Influence of Handwriting upon Teachers' Evaluations of Children's Creative Stories.
DePillo, Norman Charles
This study investigated the possible influence of good and poor cursive handwritten presentations upon elementary grade teachers' evaluations that stories by children are creative. A modified two-factor repeated measurements design was used to investigate the independent variables, creativity and handwriting quality, and the dependent variable, teachers' evaluations. A group of 73 teachers evaluated nine stories, three stories for each of three treatments: (1) the control treatment--typewritten story presentations, and (2) the experimental treatments--good and poor cursive presentations of the same stories. Three stories represented a high creativity level, three represented medium creativity, and three represented low creativity. Conclusions include: (1) Creativity of stories influences teachers' evaluations when evaluating across several creativity levels; (2) Handwriting does not influence teachers' evaluations of creativity; (3) Elementary, primary, and intermediate elementary school teachers, as a whole, are not influenced by handwriting when they evaluate story creativity across stories of equivalent creativity. (Author/CK)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wisconsin