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ERIC Number: EJ929770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1065-6219
School Uniforms: A Qualitative Analysis of Aims and Accomplishments at Two Christian Schools
Firmin, Michael; Smith, Suzanne; Perry, Lynsey
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v15 n2 p143-168 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 the objectives relating to competition and distractions were met. Both adults and young people agreed that the goal of learning to dress more appropriately was met, yet they differed on how accomplishment was achieved--and also on how they understood appropriate dress. Data from both schools was generally comparable, with four notable differences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States