The Teaching of Handwriting

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byFrank Nugent Freeman

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The teaching problem centers in the writing movement While keeping the fact in mind that writing is not merely a movement by which certain marks are made on paper, it remains true that the practical problems of teaching center largely in the development of such a movement. To be able to guide the child in the most economical and efficient development of the writing movement demands an understanding of its nature and the conditions of its growth. It is well to appreciate clearly, in the first place, that writing is not an instinctive form of expression. In this it differs from speech. The child instinctively practices and gains control over the syllables which will later be combined to form the words of his native language. Children in fact have been known to develop a crude language of their own even when there is a fully developed language at hand to imitate. But no such instinctive tendency underlies the writing habit, the instinctive activities which are most nearly related to it being the grasping reflex and the indefinite tendency to handle objects. On the contrary the various simpler movements which are combined to form the complex writing movement are wrought into a harmonious coordination only after a large amount of intelligently directed drill. The perfection of the speech activities requires practice also, but the practice in this case merely serves to render an instinctive adjustment more accurate, while in the case of writing the adjustment is not only perfected but is created through practice. An artificial product of training rather than an instinctive activity The importance of the teacher's part and the character of the teacher's equipment for his task are determined by this fact that writing is so largely an artificial product of training rathe...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The teaching problem centers in the writing movement While keeping the fact in mind that writing is not merely a movement by which ce...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217108768

ISBN - 13:9780217108768

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