In this article from 2017, David Molloy reports on the various global trends and some of the recent studies into the teaching of handwriting, including the cursive style.
“The US state of Illinois has passed a law requiring school students to learn joined-up handwriting, or “cursive”, overriding the governor’s veto.
It is no longer a requirement in US schools, and some countries have dropped the skill from the curriculum or made it optional.
Why, then, do some – like the UK – still insist on it in a digital age? Shouldn’t children learn to type effectively instead?”
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