An analysis of the legibility of cursive handwriting of prospective primary school teachers


Erdogan T. , ERDOĞAN Ö.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.5214-5218 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.412
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.5214-5218

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to analyze the cursive handwriting of prospective primary school teachers from the perspective of legibility. The study is a descriptive one with its aim to portray the existing state of affairs, making use of qualitative methods. The research involves 130 prospective primary school teachers. They were asked to copy a text given by the researchers, using cursive handwriting. The cursive handwriting of prospective teachers was analyzed using the "Cursive Handwriting Assessment Form" provided by Erdogan (2010). The study revealed that the cursive handwriting of prospective primary school teachers was adequately legible, yet not without problems regarding certain issues. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu