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Contemporary Approaches in Education

Edited By Kevin Norley, Mehmet Ali Icbay and Hasan Arslan

Contemporary Approaches in Education presents papers of the Fifth European Conference on Social and Behavioral Sciences in St. Petersburg, Russia and the Sixth European Conference on Social and Behavioral Sciences in Selcuk, Izmir, Turkey. The contributions deal with a wide range of educational issues, namely teaching and learning, educational policy and school psychology.
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Handwriting and its Role in Teacher Education


Abstract Writing, which is accepted as the cornerstone of civilisation and has shaped the destiny of mankind from its discovery, is also the first pillar of education. Even if the practice of handwriting is seemingly in recession as a result of the widespread use of global information technologies, it should not be allowed to disappear from our society.The importance and dignity of handwriting should be kept in mind and it should help us realise that handwriting is still an important qualification. On the one hand, in order to improve the quality of education and teaching, the issue of calligraphy has to be dealt with sensitively. On the other hand, teachers should be aware that they are models for their students through their own actions and that they have to take responsibility for this in the age of information technologies.

In writing, successions of letters fill the blanks on the page and, by coming into sequence, they transmit a message. The esthetical feature of handwriting appears in the process of organising the letters. On each page, another structure gains a concrete reality. In writing, self-control is the most important element. The effects of handwriting can be designed in a different way. These handwritings may have positive-negative, good-bad, and beautiful-ugly effects on the reader. The interior structure of individuals is reflected in their acts of writing and, consequently, the magic of the page occurs. The system of self-control has major importance during the act of writing. Thus, one...

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