ERIC Number: ED247589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Handwriting Implementation Project Study (HIPS). Report #1, Preparation for the Dissemination Phase.
Logan, Lloyd; And Others
The purpose of this report is to provide data on the progress of the Handwriting Implementation Project, which is designed to assist in installing the Beginner's Alphabet and Queensland Modern Cursive Script in Queensland government primary schools. Following an introduction that describes the phases and processes of curriculum development and installation, the report describes the study approach as situational and collaborative in diagnosing a problem in specific contexts and attempting to solve it with help from members of the project. Next, a historical overview of the production phase, describing the development of handwriting instruction in the government schools, is given, followed by a description of the dissemination of handwriting project information to school staff members. The remaining half of the report provides details on implementation plans and procedures through 1984, outlines suggestions and guidelines for teachers and administrators, and includes participant responses to an initial 10-day training program for a team of advisory teachers assigned to help the various regions introduce the script into local classrooms. The pre- and post-course "aides-memoire" used to gather data from the advisory group and a description of the training program are appended. (CRH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queensland Univ., Brisbane (Australia). Dept. of Education.