Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Business Education


Over the years, it has been proven that the elementary school level is perhaps the best level to teach and learn the mastery of the basic subjects. Students need to master basic subjects in elementary school in order to excell in other subjects at the secondary and post secondary school levels.

It is the purpose of this study to examine the advantages, the outcomes, the problems involved, and the possible educational values derived from teaching typewriting in the elementary school.

Should the elementary school consider using the typewriter as a tool for enhancing fundamental subjects? This would perhaps eliminate the complaints from business executives that young high school graduates do not have the necessary mastery of the basic subjects.

Although there are many difficulties involved in introducing the typewriter into elementary school, several informal experiments have been made in the use of the typewriter in elementary schools.

This work is intended to give a clear view of the definite possibilities of introducing such a new and challenging learning and motivating device into the elementary school curriculum. At the outset it must be understood that the primary purpose of teaching typewriting in the lower grades is not to develop actual ability to typewrite (not that skill of this kind, at an early age, would not be valuable), but rather as an instrument for promoting the fundamental school subjects such as reading, spelling and composition.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Rose Knotts


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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