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Norrish, Hannah; Farringdon, Fiona; Bulsara, Max; Hands, Beth – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2012
The school setting provides a unique opportunity to promote physical activity in children by ensuring adequate time, appropriate facilities and education guidance is offered. However school uniform design could also limit physical activity. A repeated measures crossover design was used to compare school recess and lunchtime physical activity over…
Descriptors: Females, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Males
Sowell, Russell Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This causal-comparative study examined the relationship of school uniforms to attendance, academic achievement, and discipline referral rates, using data collected from two high schools in rural southwest Georgia county school systems, one with a uniforms program and one without a uniforms program. After accounting for race and students with…
Descriptors: Attendance, Discipline, Comparative Analysis, County School Districts
Breitenbach, Edward C. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
School safety is a very important issue for school staff, parents, and students. When school safety is lacking, students suffer in emotional, academic, and social areas. One recent intervention middle schools are examining is the student uniform policy. In some cases, school uniforms have been shown to have a profound effect on school safety,…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, School Safety, Conflict, Conflict Resolution
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Yeung, Ryan – Educational Policy, 2009
One of the most common proposals put forth for reform of the American system of education is to require school uniforms. Proponents argue that uniforms can make schools safer and also improve school attendance and increase student achievement. Opponents contend that uniforms have not been proven to work and may be an infringement on the freedom of…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Academic Achievement, Attendance, School Uniforms
Johnson, Wesley Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study incorporated a multiple-methods design utilizing both quantitative and qualitative data. The quantitative portion investigated several annual reports distributed by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) to explore the impact of school uniform policies on incidents of crime and violence and occurrences of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Crime, School Safety, Program Effectiveness
Walker, Karen – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2007
Does clothing make the person or does the person make the clothing? How does what attire a student wears to school affect their academic achievement? In 1996, President Clinton cited examples of school violence and discipline issues that might have been avoided had the students been wearing uniforms ("School uniforms: Prevention or suppression?").…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Evidence, Discipline, Discipline Problems
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Vopat, Mark C. – Ethics and Education, 2010
On 10 December 2007 the Akron City School Board--following the precedent set by many school systems across the United States and the world--instituted a policy of mandatory school uniforms for all students in grades K-8. The measure was met with mixed reviews. While many parents supported the measure, a small group of parents from a selective,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Age, Freedom of Speech, Childrens Rights
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Sanchez, Jafeth E.; Yoxsimer, Andrew; Hill, George C. – Journal of School Violence, 2012
This study investigated public middle school students' opinions on the benefits of wearing a school uniform. A review of related literature is provided along with results of the opinions obtained from 604 seventh- and eighth-grade middle school students attending a public school in Nevada that had recently initiated a school uniform policy.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Student Attitudes, School Uniforms
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Pausé, Cat – Health Education Journal, 2019
Few fat kids enjoy physical education in school. Uniforms that do not fit, activities that have not been modified for fat bodies, taunting from peers and anti-fat bias from teachers, all of these result in a hostile environment that removes the joy associated with movement and exercise for fat kids. This is further reinforced as they are taught…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Child Health, Teaching Methods
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Swigert-Gacheru, Margaretta – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Kenyan parents want their children to have an education that will maximize their full potential, and they are prepared to make tremendous sacrifices to ensure their children get that education. However, the best schools cost far more than most families can afford, and even the most humble local schools require parents to pay for school fees,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Academically Gifted
Hoskins, Jo A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study focuses on the analysis of the impact of school uniforms on student self-esteem and self-efficacy. In the past, schools have implemented school uniform policies in order to help improve student achievement as well as strengthen discipline. However, previous research has indicated an association, which is tenuous at best, with regard to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Beliefs, Early Adolescents, School Uniforms
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Gage, Ryan; Leung, William; Stanley, James; Reeder, Anthony; Mackay, Christina; Smith, Moira; Barr, Michelle; Chambers, Tim; Signal, Louise – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Schools are an important setting for raising skin cancer prevention awareness and encouraging sun protection. We assessed the clothes worn and shade used by 1,278 children in eight schools in the Wellington region of New Zealand. These children were photographed for the Kids'Cam project between September 2014 and March 2015 during school lunch…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cancer, Prevention, Health Promotion
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Gasson, N. Ruth; Pratt, Keryn; Smith, Jeffrey K.; Calder, James E. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
New Zealand officially provides free education to domestic students between the years of 5-19 in state and state-integrated schools, but the schools can legally require families to provide school uniforms and stationery, and examination fees apply at the upper secondary-school level. State-integrated schools can also charge attendance dues to…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Parent Surveys, Caregivers
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Bayar, Adem; Karaduman, Hürriyet Alkan – Shanlax International Journal of Education, 2021
The purpose of this research is to make a detailed examination of the school culture and its effects on the academic achievement of students. In this research that has been carried out within the framework of the qualitative research approach, the answers have been sought to be found to the questions "What is school culture?", "What…
Descriptors: School Culture, Academic Achievement, Correlation, High School Students
Brunsma, David L. – Principal, 2006
The movement for school uniforms in public schools continues to grow despite the author's research indicating little if any impact on student behavior, achievement, and self-esteem. The author examines the distribution of uniform policies by region and demographics, the impact of these policies on perceptions of school climate and safety, and…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Public Schools, School Uniforms, Educational Environment
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