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Hodge, Warren A.; Osborne-Lampkin, La'Tara – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2014
This case demonstrates the multifaceted nature of the school uniform debate. It shows how conflicts and tensions between stakeholder groups develop and persist when policymakers and school leaders allow hidden agendas and communication barriers to subvert the decision- and policymaking processes. In particular, the case demonstrates what happens…
Descriptors: School Uniforms, Instructional Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Social Justice
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Carney, Damian; Sinclair, Adele – Education and the Law, 2006
The House of Lords' decision in "R. (on the application of Begum) v. The Headteacher and Governors of Denbigh High School" considered whether a particular school uniform policy infringed a student's right to manifest her religion under Article 9. This paper analyses the content of this decision, and explores how schools should approach…
Descriptors: School Uniforms, Foreign Countries, School Law, Educational Policy
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Hesapcioglu, Muhsin; Meseci Giorgetti, Filiz – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2009
Although there are many empirical studies on the functions of school uniform, studies which focus on the origins of school uniform are neglected. Purpose of this study is to reveal historical origins of black smock and white collar. To achieve this purpose, a qualitative research method was adopted. As a result of the research, it was determined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Uniforms, Clothing, Color
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Koç, Ahmet – International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies, 2020
Imam Hatip Secondary Schools are the schools where the lessons related to religion (The Holy Quran, Tafsir and Hadith etc.) are taught as a compulsory part of the curriculum. In other secondary schools, only one religion lesson is compulsory, and the other religion-related lessons are taught as elective. The aim of this research is to examine the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Religious Education, Islam, Elective Courses
Johnston, Howard – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2009
According to an Education Commission of the States "Policy Report", research on the effects of dress code and school uniform policies is inconclusive and mixed. Some researchers find positive effects; others claim no effects or only perceived effects. While no state has legislatively mandated the wearing of school uniforms, 28 states and…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Dress Codes, School Uniforms, Student Rights
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Bragg, Sara; Renold, Emma; Ringrose, Jessica; Jackson, Carolyn – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
This paper explores the views of young people aged 12-14 on gender diversity, drawing upon school-based qualitative data from a study conducted in England in 2015-2016. Although earlier feminist and queer research in schools often found evidence of variable local gender cultures and gender non-conformity, we argue that the contemporary context,…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Gender Issues, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Watson, Amanda; Eliott, Jaklin; Mehta, Kaye – European Physical Education Review, 2015
Given the short-and long-term health implications associated with overweight and obesity plus the likelihood of overweight or obesity to continue into adulthood, addressing the causes of overweight and obesity in childhood is a significant public health concern. One underlying cause of overweight and obesity is insufficient physical activity. The…
Descriptors: Obesity, Body Composition, Body Weight, Physical Activity Level
Gentile, Elisabetta; Imberman, Scott A. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2011
Uniform use in public schools is rising, but we know little about how they affect students. Using a unique dataset from a large urban school district in the southwest United States, we assess how uniforms affect behavior, achievement and other outcomes. Each school in the district determines adoption independently, providing variation over schools…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Secondary Schools, Elementary Schools, Teacher Persistence
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Kiral, Bilgen – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2019
The research was carried out to determine the rights and responsibilities of parents, whether they were treated accordingly, the reasons of not complying the responsibilities, and whether they were treated accordingly in the event that there was a specific legal text regarding the rights and responsibilities. The research was conducted in a…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Responsibility, Civil Rights, Elementary School Students
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Aboluwodi, Akinjide – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
In recent time, students in Nigerian secondary schools engage in certain acts considered to be inimical to the health of their schools. There were cases of students who caused their mates and teachers bodily harm, and tore mates' books and school uniform. Most school authorities in Nigeria adopt different forms of punishment including retributive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students, Punishment
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DaCosta, Kneia – Journal of Negro Education, 2006
This qualitative investigation explores the responses of 22 U.S. urban public high school students when confronted with their newly imposed school uniform policy. Specifically, the study assessed students' appraisals of the policy along with compliance and academic performance. Guided by ecological human development perspectives and grounded in…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Urban Schools, School Uniforms, Dress Codes
Draa, Virginia Ann Bendel – Online Submission, 2005
The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not the implementation of a mandatory uniform policy in urban public high schools improved school performance measures at the building level for rates of attendance, graduation, academic proficiency, and student conduct as measured by rates of suspensions and expulsions. Sixty-four secondary…
Descriptors: School Uniforms, School Policy, Program Implementation, Context Effect
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2002
Reviews a recent decision in "Littlefield" by the 5th Circuit upholding a school uniform policy. Advises board member who wish to adopt a school uniform policy to solicit input from parents and students, research the experiences of other school districts with uniform policies, and articulate the interests they wish to promote through uniform…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Dress Codes, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
Gul, Showkeen Bilal Ahmad; Khan, Zebun Nisa – Online Submission, 2015
Education is accepted as an important tool for human development in all dimensions of life, it is at same level of significance for boys and girls. Despite this recognition, girls are one of the most vulnerable groups, deprived of education by various socio-cultural, economical and political reasons. The present study is a perceptual study, which…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Attitude Measures, Womens Education
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Firmin, Michael; Smith, Suzanne; Perry, Lynsey – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2006
Employing rigorous qualitative research methodology, we studied the implementation of two schools' uniform policies. Their primary intents were to eliminate competition, teach young people to dress appropriately, decrease nonacademic distractions, and lower the parental clothing costs. The young people differed with adults regarding whether or not…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, School Uniforms, Educational Objectives, Program Effectiveness
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