It is essential to note that the school uniform implementation at the school studied was a collaborative and informative effort among school staff, district administrators and parents. Wearing them reduces stress among students. The Journal of Educational Research, 1998, Vol. There are no daily battles to separate the appropriate from the otherwise. Unfortunately, the decision of requiring school uniforms among children is not as transparent as it might first appear. As reviewed by the author of the book The School Uniform Movement and What It Tells Us About American Education, David Brunsma, there have been negative perceptions about wearing school uniforms in relation to school safety and performance of students. In the 2009 to 2010 school year, school uniforms were required at 19 percent of public schools, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
When the cost of school uniforms is added to that conversation, it can be easy to wonder why taxpayers should subsidize the cost of uniforms. Accessories such as bandanas, another distinguishing gang clothing characteristic, can also be eliminated from the school dress code. Decreased discipline problems, increased attendance and increased academic achievement may not be achieved just by wearing khaki and blue. I believe it requires holistic change in many areas. While these differences can spark conflict and even fuel social segregation, they can also inspire kids to appreciate diverse points of view and engage in critical thinking.
Rockquemore that claims that uniforms correlate negatively with academic achievement, but data presented in this article actually show positive correlation between uniforms and achievement for the total sample, and for all but 1 school sector. Research shows mixed results of the impact of school uniforms on student behavior. School uniforms are easy to hand down to others year after year. Student and teacher perceptions of school climate did not vary across uniform policy. The latter appears to be more affordable too because they can be used outside of school. The effect of new communication technology in amplifying political uses of academic research is discussed.
They take away individuality and freedom of expression. By not allowing kids to show their individuality through the way they dress, they may feel oppressed and discouraged to develop their own personality. There is evidence that suspension rates, attendance rates, and graduation rates are improved, which can lead to the claim of better learning, but no direct correlation to individual grades. If uniforms are implemented, they need to be evaluated to identify the effectiveness of the policy. School uniform may also serve as symbol of commitment to academic achievement.
Wearing school uniform is very helpful for children to saving time when changing outfits, where it takes long for them to figure out the right mix of shirt and pants or blouse and skirt. This increased sense of safety can help students relax and increase their focus on schoolwork. Each school in the district determines adoption independently, providing variation over schools and time. Although there are many influences that can shape mob thinking patterns, this type of policy can be a foundational element of it if the uniform policies are not carefully introduced and monitored. Dress codes limit clothing options while school uniforms define clothing options.
In many schools around the world, students are required to wear school uniforms. This advantage comes back to the discipline that is generated by maintaining the expectations of a certain look. One of the most obvious advantages of wearing school uniforms is the fact that all students would look the same. Uniform policies may indirectly affect school environment and student outcomes by providing a visible and public symbol of commitment to school improvement and reform. . All said and done, the advantages of having students don uniforms clearly exceed the disadvantages. For example, concluded that school uniforms resulted in increased student achievement and increased attendance.
A child excited about school is a child ready to learn! Some districts do have dress codes in place, but may not require specific clothing items to be worn like the students are required to wear. Lawsuits and community reactions can take up scarce resources of time and money. Take note that one common issue among high school and college students is the difficulty to fit in the school crowd because they are poorly gifted with expensive clothing that others have. Dressing in a uniform each day helps children take pride in how they present themselves to the world. Also, fewer females than males got detention for not wearing a uniform or for wearing a uniform inappropriately.
It reduces the individuality of the student population within a school district. If you are wearing the uniform that identifies you with a certain university or school, people will able to distinguish you. Summary: Researchers asked students at an urban middle school in Nevada what they thought of having to wear uniforms. Proponents of such reform measures emphasize the benefits of student uniforms on specific behavioral and academic outcomes. It tackles methodological challenges through the use of a value-added functional form and the use of multiple data sets. It can increase student attendance. Ease Budget Burdens Allowing students to wear their own choice of clothing makes life easier for low-income families who may not be able to afford uniforms, and for the schools who might be required to provide financial assistance to such families.
Uniforms used at schools can range from the formal to the informal. Plus, it is also found that violence in uniform schools is lower than that of other schools. It may take students less time to get ready for school each morning. We can not discount the coincidence of school uniforms with these changes either. With gang violence, socio-economic clashes, bullying and discipline issues plaguing many public schools, administrators have in some cases turned to school uniforms. Students, whether rich or poor will be wearing the same clothes which makes it less costly for those who cannot afford to buy pricey clothes. Expenditure equations are estimated using the 1990-1991 Consumer Expenditure Survey.