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Handwriting: which style?

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Last updated on 2 February 2017
School types: All · School phases: Primary
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Should we teach a cursive or non-cursive style of handwriting? We refer to statutory requirements for handwriting in the 2014 curriculum, and link to guidance from the National Strategies. This article also cites a number of sources that debate the use of joined-up writing.

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Contents

  1. 1 What does the National Curriculum require?
  2. 2 The National Strategies did not promote any particular script
  3. 3 University of Warwick: children should learn the same script from the outset 
  4. 4 Arguments in favour of continuous cursive handwriting
  5. 5 Arguments that question the merits of continuous cursive

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