Blog: OUP: Should we teach handwriting today? (May 2016)

In this post on the Oxford Education blog (part of the Oxford University Press website), Anita Warwick discusses the question “Is it worth schools spending time teaching handwriting when it seems to matter less and less?”

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“The debate also continues on whether keyboard skills are perhaps more relevant for children growing up today.

I have been teaching for over 30 years. I have taught all ages from 4 to 16 and during this time I have never wavered from my belief that handwriting does matter. There is a kind of special beauty when you see a well-executed piece of writing whether it is by a pupil, teacher, friend, relative, someone you have never met or a job applicant! But apart from my predilections, there are many of us who still believe in the significance of handwriting.”

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