Why do we teach our children two different writing techniques: cursive and manuscript form? Phillip Ball, a contributing editor for Prospect, ponders the wisdom of this. He argues that because learning to write is difficult — not to mention learning to read — it would be better to keep the script as simple as possible. “Research seems to show that it may not much matter how children learn to write, so long as it is consistent,” Ball writes.
Questioning the Value of Teaching Cursive Writing (Prospect)
March 9, 2013 By 2 Comments