Is Teaching Cursive Handwriting Still Important in This Digital Age?

Rae Pica with Dr. Stephen Graham, Anne Trubek, Lisa Guernsey

Many believe that there is a correlation between the quality of a child’s handwriting and their literacy and intelligence. Others assert that there is no relevant connection and, more importantly, that the advent of computers makes practicing handwriting less important.

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Dr. Stephen Graham is the Currey-Ingram Professor of Special Education and Literacy, at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education. Anne Trubek is Associate Professor of Rhetoric & Composition at Oberlin College. As Director of New America’s Early Education Initiative, Lisa Guernsey focuses on how to create and scale up the best learning environments for children in their early years.
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