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Worth a read 03/25/2014

  • The handwriting debate continues and it would be wonderful if once and for all a stopper could be placed on it. Handwriting does need to be taught in our classrooms, as Marnee Wills (”Teaching the write stuff: the forgotten art of penmanship”, Education, February 3) argues. This is because it is a life skill with certain cognitive benefits. But it should also be banished from our exam rooms, post haste and forever.
    The laborious and painstaking process of forming letters is an abomination to a considerable percentage of our bright students who suffer from dysgraphia, a recognised and not always treatable developmental co-ordination disorder.

    tags: writing KDSBytes handwriting exams

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