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Title: HANDWRITING: A COMPA?}\TIVE STUDY OF THE SYNTHETIC AND GLOBAL t..fETHODS
Authors: HAILE, TEMELSO
Copyright: Jun-1989
Date Added: 23-Nov-2012
Abstract: The main objective of this study was to find out whether or not the Global Method is more effective than the Synthetic Method in the teaching of handwriting. To achieve this, an experiment? for which hundred subjects were selected, was conducted for six weeks. Out of the hundred subjects, ninety-five children in four groups attended the experiment. Two of the groups formed the Control groups and the other two~ the Study groups. A pretest was given to both the Control and Study groups to determine if they had a significant difference in writing performance. Statistical computations, however, showed that there was no significant difference between the two groups in writing cursively. After six weeks, a post-test was administered to both the Control and Study groups. A t-test at 0.5 level of confidence was conducted to determine the significance difference between the means of the two groups and the results showed that the Study groups performed better than the Control groups. A conclusion was drawn that the Global Method is more effective than the Synthetic Method in the teaching of handwriting. On the basis of the findings~ it is recommended that children in the elementary schools be taught handwriting through the Global Method and that speed of writing be considered and increased without affecting handwriting legibility adversely affected.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3929
Appears in:Thesis - Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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