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ERIC Number: EJ1225305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1535-0584
Regalia Remembered: Exploring the History and Symbolic Significance of Higher Education Academic Costume
Platt, R. Eric; Walker, Lauren Huffman
American Educational History Journal, v46 n1 p125-141 2019
This article presents pertinent information regarding the symbolic significance and historic development of a common symbol that visually represents all of academia: regalia and commencement costumes. It also argues for an enhanced understanding of these important symbols and the diffusion of relevant information to the larger academic body of faculty, administration, students, alumni, and stakeholders. If colleges and universities are to continue the use of academic regalia, there must be a concerted effort to illustrate their importance, particularly if academic regalia is to maintain a hallmark status as the unofficial symbol for academia in general (i.e. the mortarboard, academic robes, graduate hoods, etc.).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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