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    Default Why do they teach victorian cursive handwriting?

    Quote Originally Posted by MeetTheBluths View Post
    Wooaaaaaah that's one mean feat!!

    All of the above plus I think just because we use computers these days doesn't mean we shouldn't/don't need to learn how to write well, and cursive is all about the beauty in writing. I love it and would be quite upset if DS wasn't taught it in school.
    I like it too For me after learning to print it's logical to learn to 'join' letters up.

    It is different for different states, people have mentioned kids being confused with 'p' and 'b' usually they pick it up very quickly though.

    You can down load (for free) modern Victorian cursive font for your computer, to expose your kids to it a little more.

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    Default Why do they teach victorian cursive handwriting?

    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    Do you know if it is faster than typing?

    Personally for me tying is faster but I have an old hand injury that makes my hand cramp when I hold a pen for too long.
    You are not allowed computers in exam conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Is it perhaps a state to state thing? In NSW they have taught foundation handwriting now for almost thirty years


    In 1983 they my school taught me "bat and ball" printing.
    In 1986 we did Victorian cursive (or something similar).
    In 1987 my teacher decided everyone's running writing was so bad that we were going to learn the new Foundation cursive.

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    I am amazed that there are adults who print. My first year uni students are required to hand write exercises, and we sort those who cannot write legibly into special needs classes. There are a fair few. I was taught to write with a fountain pen in italics, which was flipping ridiculous, but still comes in handy. And its very fast and neat. Personally I think Victorian cursive is ugly and the other states have nicer scripts.


 

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