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ERIC Number: EJ786671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
What Not To Wear: Dress Codes and Uniform Policies in the Common School
Gereluk, Dianne
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v41 n4 p643-657 Nov 2007
A multitude of reasons are given for banning various forms of symbolic clothing. The only thing that is clear is that there has not been a definitive way to proceed. The lack of clarity and ambiguity over what children should be allowed to wear in schools is apparent. Consequently, policies regarding symbolic clothing are inconsistent and erratic, at best. This article explores the reasons used for the banning of symbolic clothing in schools and recommends four principles that may assist educators and policy analysts in developing more consistent guidelines. It is hoped that the principles put forward will underpin future policy discussions in defining the acceptable parameters of symbolic clothing.
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Language: English
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