Group self motivation in handwriting

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Blanche Hedgecock Owen (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Franklin McNutt

Abstract: Secondary, college, and commercial teachers have expressed complaints concerning the quality of the handwriting of school children. Every year teachers hear criticism of the way penmanship is taught in the public schools. Parents and business men, and college professors voice disapproval of the poor quality of handwriting which they see generally. Much of the criticism is well founded. Students and adults often do exhibit a let-down in quality of handwriting after they leave the elementary grades. 1 If children are to attain success in school, it is necessary for them to master the fundamental skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic. Of these the second, writing, is one of the principal ways they have of giving expression to their thoughts. Legible handwriting is a necessity, and it is the responsibility of the elementary school to develop it. However, it is a common complaint among secondary teachers that the children coming from elementary to high school, cannot write satisfactorily. Lee and Lee bear out this statement when they point out that illegibility has been shown to increase from elementary to high school and to adulthood.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1943
Penmanship $x Study and teaching (Elementary)
Motivation (Psychology)
Motivation in education.

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