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The importance of explicit handwriting instruction

Earp, J., Malpique, A.ORCID: 0000-0002-1683-9906, Pino-Pasternak, D.ORCID: 0000-0002-1030-7458 and Valcan, D. (2017) The importance of explicit handwriting instruction. Teacher, 21 August .

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Early years classroom practitioners need to devote more time to teaching writing, including explicit handwriting instruction, according to research findings from an Australian study.

A team from Murdoch University, Perth, examined the handwriting abilities of Kindergarten students in seven government primary schools in Western Australia, and the amount and type of writing instruction delivered by their teachers. They found writing instruction was ‘highly variable’ across the 23 classrooms.

Item Type: Non-refereed Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Education
Publisher: ACER
Copyright: © 2020 Australian Council for Educational Research
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