ERIC Number: ED106864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Tracing Prompts and Discrimination Training on Kindergarten Handwriting Performance.
Hirsch, Edward; Niedermeyer, Fred C.
In this study, the effects of two kinds of letter formation practice and a form of letter discrimination training on the handwriting performance of approximately fifty kindergarten children were investigated. After being pretested, subjects were randomly assigned to the following four treatment groups: (1) copying only, (2) faded tracing only, (3) copying and letter discrimination training, and (4) faded tracing and letter discrimination training. After ten weeks of instruction, it was found that the letter formation behavior of all groups had improved significantly. However, subjects who had received copying exercises performed significantly better than those who had received faded tracing exercises. Letter discrimination training had no effect on letter formation performance. Implications for future program development are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.