ERIC Number: ED249486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Handwriting Manual for Primary Teachers in Somalia. African Studies in Curriculum Development & Evaluation No. 61.
Dirie, Mohamed Farah
Concern over the poor and illegible handwriting of the students in Somalia led to the development of this handwriting manual for primary school teachers to: (1) give teachers guidance in teaching handwriting; (2) help teachers in the methodology of teaching handwriting; (3) let teachers know the easier ways of making cheap and obtainable materials for handwriting; and (4) show teachers how to evaluate handwriting. The first chapter provides general information about learning and includes sections on learning with the five senses, activities with movement for growing and learning, learning by imitation, meaningful learning, practice in learning, influence of punishment and failure on learning, learning by doing, and how students learn handwriting. The focus of the second chapter is on manuscript writing with discussion centered on the modern way of writing capital letters, why capital letters are taught in manuscript, why capital letters are taught before lower case letters, the help of squared paper, the use of capital letters, and correct position for writing. The third chapter discusses games for the teaching of handwriting, and the final chapter presents information for teaching and evaluating handwriting, with sections on how to teach handwriting, how to plan a lesson, how to make a lesson interesting, what to use in teaching handwriting, what to do when handwriting is taught, why handwriting is evaluated, how to evaluate handwriting, how to evaluate daily practice in handwriting, how to give marks on handwriting papers, and how to construct handwriting tests. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: African Curriculum Organisation.
Authoring Institution: Kenya Inst. of Education, Nairobi.; Nairobi Univ. (Kenya).; German Agency for Technical Co-Operation, Nairobi (Kenya).
Identifiers - Location: Somalia