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Is Cursive Handwriting A Needed Skill For The Twenty-First Century?, Margaret V. Ferris Dec 1997

Is Cursive Handwriting A Needed Skill For The Twenty-First Century?, Margaret V. Ferris

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study compared attitudes of elementary school teachers and secondary school teachers on cursive handwriting. The investigation included secondary and elementary teacher requirements of cursive handwriting and special education students’ requirement of cursive handwriting. The subjects were educators from a middle sized urban school district in Niagara County in upstate New York. The results of the study came from a researcher prepared questionnaire. The research found secondary and elementary school teachers to have similar attitudes regarding cursive handwriting being a necessity for the upcoming century. The discussion includes technology as well as opinions to support the teachers’ attitudes. The discrepancy ...


Do Students In The Fifth-Grade Benefit From The Writing Workshop With Regard To Their Scores On The New York State Fifth-Grade Writing Test?, Lisa E. Torrell Aug 1997

Do Students In The Fifth-Grade Benefit From The Writing Workshop With Regard To Their Scores On The New York State Fifth-Grade Writing Test?, Lisa E. Torrell

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

There are two very different approaches being used in classrooms today with regards to teaching writing. A traditional approach to teaching writing might include using a grammar textbook and/or a workbook. A holistic approach to teaching writing believes that students learn to write by writing. Students move through the entire writing process, from prewriting to publishing, for each piece of work they create. This is called the Writing Workshop. More current research was needed to determine if one approach was more beneficial than the other.

In this longitudinal study, both approaches were taught in separate classrooms for an entire ...


What Are The Entering And Exiting Perceptions Of Students Participating In A Reading Recovery Program In Terms Of Self-Concept As A Reader?, Donna G. Prinsen Aug 1997

What Are The Entering And Exiting Perceptions Of Students Participating In A Reading Recovery Program In Terms Of Self-Concept As A Reader?, Donna G. Prinsen

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare the entering and exiting self-perceptions as readers of students participating in a Reading Recovery program. The subjects, eight first graders, attended school in Ontario or Batavia, New York. The students were referred to the Reading Recovery program by their classroom teachers and were considered to be in the lowest twenty percent of their class.

The study began in January 1997, just prior to the students' entrance into the Reading Recovery program. The students were asked fourteen questions from a researcher-designed questionnaire. The questions were read to the students in order to eliminate ...


Children Respond To Storytelling, Catherine Marion May 1997

Children Respond To Storytelling, Catherine Marion

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to find out directly from children what they think, feel and experience when listening to a story being told. Is the telling of stories merely a frivolous activity or a highly effective tool for resolving conflict, exploring values and enhancing language arts, and visualization skills?

The subjects were from three different classrooms. These were, respectively, a fourth grade classroom (n=13), a first grade classroom (n=9) and a kindergarten classroom (n=16). The students were exposed to the telling of two stories told by the same professional storyteller. Each group of children was ...