Education: Teaching by Typing

Of all the tedious subjects taught in grammar school, few are duller or more irksome than penmanship. Nevertheless it has always been taught on the presumption that good legible hand writing can be learned in no other way. Last week this theory was flouted (as at a psychologists' meeting was flouted the more modern theory that punishment is bad for chil dren—see p. 22) by Dr. Ralph Haefner of Columbia University in a book* based upon studies by Dr. Benjamin De Kalbe Wood of Columbia and Dr. Frank Nugent Freeman of the University...

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