Searching cursive handwriting process as a part of skills and sights: Example of the first grade teachers [Itişik eğik yazı yazma süreçlerinin beceri ve görüşler bağlamında incelenmesi: Birinci sınıf öğretmenleri örneği]
The aim of this study is to analyze the processes of cursive handwriting of the teachers who perform the cursive handwriting teaching activity and their views about this process by the scope of the special content knowledge. In the study, the method of the case study by the interactive design of the qualitative approach was utilized. The study was conducted with 6 first grade teachers who work in 6 different primary schools in Bayburt City. Two of these schools are located in villages within the city center of Bayburt. The results of the study yield that most of the teachers participated in the study did not like their cursive handwriting and did not essentially follow the rules while writing, changed spectrograms, and did not give the required importance. Moreover, some other findings were obtained that, teachers’ writing abilities were insufficient and fast writing negatively affected the handwriting. Teachers notably emphasized that they find cursive handwriting very exhausting and current spectrogram rules were not in line with cursive handwriting. © 2017, Hacettepe University. All rights reserved.