Fluidez y exactitud en la copia de letras del alfabeto (manuscrita vs. cursiva)un estudio transversal

  1. Morales, Celia
  2. Gil, Verónica
  3. Suárez, Natalia
  4. González, Desireé
  5. Jiménez, Juan E.
International Journal of Developmental and Educational Psychology: INFAD. Revista de Psicología

ISSN: 0214-9877

Year of publication: 2014


Volume: 6

Issue: 1

Pages: 485-492

Type: Article

DOI: 10.17060/IJODAEP.2014.N1.V6.768 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Handwriting evolves with the pass of time. The type of script which children begin to learn depends on curriculum in their countries and the educational policy. There are two main types of script: manuscript and cursive. There is a controversial issue about which type of script would be best to use to begin the teaching of handwriting, but has not been a consensus yet. This research analyzes manuscript and cursive script modalities. Our objective was to determine whether there are differences in accuracy and fluency when students are copying the alphabet letters using different types of script (manuscript vs. cursive), and also whether these differences are mediated by the grade (1st, 2nd and 3rd ). A subtest from the test called Early Grade Writing Assessment (EGWA) (Jiménez, 2012) was administered to a sample of children from 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade.

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