ERIC Number: ED258208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: N/A
Reactions of the Target Teacher and Administrator Population Prior to Implementation. Handwriting Implementation Project Study, Report #2.
Sachs, Judyth; Logan, Lloyd
Questionnaires were sent to 2,161 teachers and to administrators in 118 primary schools in the Brisbane North Region (Australia) to determine their attitudes toward the implementation of a new handwriting syllabus. The questionnaire also solicited information on educational experience, the importance of handwriting, the teaching of handwriting, and feelings about the current syllabus. Responses indicated that teacher demonstration on the blackboard and individual correction in books were the commonest methods used to teach handwriting. Although there was nearly unanimous agreement on the importance of children learning to write legibly, the importance attached to handwriting was uneven across subjects. A majority agreed that the current print style was easily mastered by children and that the current cursive style was not easily mastered and did not facilitate legibility at speed. Perceptions of the new syllabus ranged from full accord, to reserved judgment, to resigned acceptance. Projected organizational problems included multiple-age classes, working on the old and new scripts concurrently, confusion among parents, and unfamiliarity with the script. Questionnaires are appended. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queensland Univ., Brisbane (Australia). Dept. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Australia