Handwriting of the Twentieth Century

Handwriting of the Twentieth Century

by Rosemary Sassoon, Sassoon Rosemar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415178827

ISBN-13: 9780415178822

Pub. Date: 07/27/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This fascinating and wide-ranging book charts developments in the teaching and study of handwriting over the course of the twentieth century.
The book shows how changing educational policies, economic forces and inevitable technological advance have combined to alter the priorities and form of handwriting. This 'long and sometimes sorry story' tells also of

Overview

This fascinating and wide-ranging book charts developments in the teaching and study of handwriting over the course of the twentieth century.
The book shows how changing educational policies, economic forces and inevitable technological advance have combined to alter the priorities and form of handwriting. This 'long and sometimes sorry story' tells also of the sheer pain and hard work of children forced to follow the style of the day, and of the reformers who have sought to simplify the teaching and learning of handwriting over the years. Illustrated throughout with examples from copybooks and personal handwriting from across the world, the book is a compelling historical record of techniques, styles and methods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415178822
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/27/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
 
Chapter 1  The Influences on contemporary handwriting: A historical perspective
 
Chapter 2  The turn of the century
 
Chapter 3  Learning from copy books
 
Chapter 4  Simplifying letterforms
 
Chapter 5  Initiatives and models from 1930
 
Chapter 6  Educational attitudes mid-century
 
Chapter 7  Stylistic issues after 1950
 
Chapter 8  Initiatives in the 1960s
 
Chapter 9  From 1970 to the National Curriculum
 
Chapter 10  The end of the century
 
Chapter 11  Handwriting around Europe
 
Chapter 12  America and Australia
 
Epilogue
References
Index

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