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Dress Codes, Uniform and Identity

Schools somewhere where young people can express their own identities. Uniforms hinder this slightly, but also provide comfort and may play a role in preventing bullying. This collection will spark your interest in whether uniforms or dress code restrictions create a positive learning environment.
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Dress Codes, Uniform and Identity
  • Amy Watson says:
    There are obvious reasons as to why schools enforce restrictions when it comes to dress codes, but these restrictions need to be created equal. Students should still be able to express their own identities within the parameters enforced by the school. This article offers an interesting perspective on why it is important to be fair and equal.
  • Amy Watson says:
    Written from the perspective of a British teenager, this article provides a first-hand insight into the benefits of wearing a school uniform. The 15 year old author points out some interesting statistics regarding American school attendance and uniform. Whilst there is no hard evidence to back the claim that poor attendance is attributed to students worrying over what to wear, it certainly provides something to think about.
  • Amy Watson says:
    A basic article that gives a basic insight into the debate over uniforms and the need for dress codes. The theory that the Columbine School shooting may in part contributed to a lack of school dress code may appear over the top, but it is certainly a possibility and consideration.
  • Amy Watson says:
    If you are in a school that is considering implementing a uniform, these guidelines are worth considering. It is important to be informed of students needs in order to create a uniform system that they will actually want to wear correctly.
  • Amy Watson says:
    This short video shows a range of uniforms from around the world. It become obvious that uniforms tend to highlight national religions, lifestyle and customs. Despite all wearing the same uniform, students are still able to represent themselves. I like that all students appear proud to be wearing their uniforms. If you are designing a school uniform, this resource offers an abundance of ideas.
  • Amy Watson says:
    We know how important physical exercise and play times are to children. Are we preventing young girls from participating in playground activities by making them wear restrictive skirts and dresses? Many schools have taken to allowing girls to wear shorts, and this article highlights the need for other schools to follow suit. Even if your school does not enforce a uniform, take note of what the girls are wearing and how it might impact their physical activity.
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