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ERIC Number: EJ785627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 32
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 66
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Use of the Means/Ends Test to Evaluate Public School Dress-Code Policies
Workman, Jane E.; Studak, Cathryn M.
Educational Policy, v22 n2 p295-326 2008
The purpose of this article is to explain how a means/ends test can be adapted for the school environment. Public school officials can use a means/ends test to document an analysis of whether dress-code policies will be effective in diminishing risks to the health, safety, or morality of the school population. Elements of policy evaluation--ends, means, and relations--and four main sources of information--authority, statistical or observational analysis, deduction, and sensitivity analysis--were used to illustrate how to analyze dress-code policies. Five components of good policy analysis--validity, usefulness, feasibility, originality, and importance--framed an evaluation of this approach. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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