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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.|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Teaching English as a Foreign Language|
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