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ERIC Number: EJ785460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
How Do Primary Grade Teachers Teach Handwriting? A National Survey
Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Mason, Linda; Fink-Chorzempa, Barbara; Moran, Susan; Saddler, Bruce
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v21 n1-2 p49-69 Feb 2008
A random sample of primary grade teachers from across the United States was surveyed about their instructional practices in handwriting. Nine out of every ten teachers indicated that they taught handwriting, averaging 70 minutes of instruction per week. Only 12% of teachers, however, indicated that the education courses taken in college adequately prepared them to teach handwriting. Despite this lack of formal preparation, the majority of teachers used a variety of recommended instructional practices for teaching handwriting. The application of such practices, though, was applied unevenly, raising concerns about the quality of handwriting instruction for all children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States