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ERIC Number: EJ928509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0192-6365
Rationales and Norms for Teacher Dress Codes: A Review of Employee Handbooks
Freeburg, Beth W.; Workman, Jane E.; Arnett, Sally E.; Robinson, Joyce R.
NASSP Bulletin, v95 n1 p31-45 Mar 2011
The research question was "What dress norms and related rationales are found in teacher dress policies?" Data were 102 school employee handbooks. Eighty-two handbooks (80.4%) provided one or more rationale, most frequently being "To project a positive image in the community" (n = 56). Dress norms, categorized as broad and itemized, were determined to positively and negatively affect the learning environment. Findings can provide school administrations with the components of a clear teacher dress code policy. (Contains 1 figure, 3 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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