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ERIC Number: ED264559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Handwriting: Issues and Problems.
Ediger, Marlow
Pointing out that teachers and supervisors need to study, analyze, and synthesize diverse issues in the teaching of handwriting, this paper explores several relevant issues. The following issues are discussed: (1) whether handwriting ought to be taught as a separate subject; (2) the conflict between the behaviorism approach--which utilizes precise measurable objectives--and the humanistic approach--which emphasizes that students engage in decision-making to select objectives and learning activities; (3) experimentalism, or the belief that problematic situations in school must relate to life and living in society, as a philosophy of education; (4) the artist approach versus the technician approach to teaching handwriting; (5) self-evaluation versus teacher evaluation of handwriting; (6) the preplanned curriculum--with objectives, learning activities, and appraisal procedures developed by teachers and supervisors--versus the needs approach--which would emphasize diagnostic and remedial work as the involved student reveals specific errors; (7) rewarding proficiency in handwriting through verbal praise, external rewards, and the reward of learning itself; (8) using the word processor in the language arts curriculum; and (9) using a variety of activities to achieve educational objectives. (EL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A