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The history of formal calligraphy has been thoroughly documented, and the demise of what people see as beautiful handwriting is frequently deplored, but the details of the teaching of this skill during this century have gone almost unrecorded. The main purpose of this book is to create a historical record, however, techniques are illustrated that may be useful for teachers today, while the ever-changing views of the stylists provide examples, as well as a warning, to those who plan for the future.
Analysing a discipline, this text considers handwriting in its scientific and artistic contexts and reflects a decade's work in both educational and hospital settings.
In this engaging history, the author demonstrates handwriting in America from colonial times to the present. Exploring such subjects as penmanship, pedagogy, handwriting analysis, autograph collecting, and calligraphy revivals, Thornton investigates the shifting functions and meanings of handwriting. 57 illustrations.
This series introduces, teaches and develops the technical aspects of key handwriting skills in relevant language contexts. It has been organized in such a way that it can be used to teach handwriting to the whole class, groups and individuals. It contains increased provision for the early years, introducing exit flicks from the beginning. It provides structured units which offer a teaching focus point followed by opportunities for practice and gives support and extension copymaster options. It contains improved assessment provision which helps to assess progress and encourage pupils to monitor their own development.

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