ERIC Number: ED089504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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Dale Avenue School Early Childhood Education Center Project. Research Bulletin Volume III, No. 2, June 1973.
Paterson Board of Education, NJ.
Reported are results of an evaluation of the handwriting skills of first, second, and third level students who were part of an urban early childhood education project for culturally disadvantaged children in Paterson, New Jersey. Provided is a summary of A. Gesell and F. Ilg's recommendations for handwriting instruction for kindergarten through third level children. A table lists writing skills expected from children 3 1/2 to 9 years of age. Provided is a listing of the 24 performance objectives used to teach writing and motor skills to project students. The writing performance of project children is said to compare favorable with expectations in areas such as making letters the correct size (first level children), spacing between words (second level children), and mixing cursive with manuscript (third level children). Tables include the samples copied at each level and the percentages of children at each level who need to improve letter information (by individual letters). It is stressed that legible handwriting is important for clear thinking and as a means of communication. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Paterson Board of Education, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III