School & Society Volume 10

School & Society Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... of all the teachers write the minimum quality or better. Evidently about 20 per cent of the teachers do not write well enough to qualify them to teach penmanship; whether the percentage is larger or not depends upon the standard we believe the teacher should in Table n reason attain. Thorndike gives 10.9 as the median attained by eighth grade students: the results here given show that men teachers write but little better1, and that many do not write so well. The vertical system seems to be followed exclusively by the women, and men divide their allegiance to medium slant and slant about equally. Although the lowest quality represented in the samples of vertical is 10, the median is less than for either of the others, being 12.08, 12.79 and 12.7 for the three in the order given above. The writers of medium slant are therefore slightly better in penmanship than the others, and the best writers use the medium slant TABLE III The median slant was 3.9 which correlates fairly well with the median of quality. Probably a step higher than five should have been used, as qualities 17 and 18 are herewith grouped entirely under grade 5. The last part of the study indicates there is a very close relationship between quality of penmanship and uniformity of slant, and to a degree points the way to making better writers. The conclusion is evidently warranted that any system of penmanship however excellent, and methods of teaching however complex, formal and detailed will avail nothing in teaching penmanship if they do not take into account the improvement of the teachers themselves. John C. Almack Eugene, Oregon--"SCHOOL AND SOCIETY EDITED BY J. McKEEN CATTELL Volume X Saturday, October 4, 1919 Number 249 CONTENTS The Future of Agricultural...show more

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  • Paperback | 542 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 957g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236886836
  • 9781236886835