Perception of Students on the School Uniform
II. FIND OUT:
The researchers would want to know if gender of students, economic status, price, design and color of the uniform affect the perception of students about the IHTM school uniform.
In other place abroad they have adopted a Uniform Policy that worked out well for them but others also disagrees with the said policy because in some way it deprives students and or even teachers to express themselves that sometimes it triggers violence. And for many, they think that requiring students to wear uniform is an added burden financially. Here are some studies, research and opinions from concerned teachers and Schools.
Bev Heller, a teacher at Fienberg-Fisher Elementary in Miami-Dade County told Education World, ”Wealthier students may own every uniform accessory and wear designer bracelets or shoes that light up; others –-if they do own uniforms –have very basic ones. Adopting uniforms certainly did not blur the socioeconomic lines in our student body.”
“Our school has had a mandatory uniform policy for three years, ”she continued.”There is a big sign in our school, ’Uniforms Mandatory,’ but not all the students wear them. Our student moves can be very expensive. Requiring school uniforms could be a hardship, especially on students who frequently move.”
The Effects of Students Uniforms on Attendance, Behavior Problems, substance use, and Academic Achievement, published in The Journal of Educational Research.
Long Beach Unified School District public information director Dick Van Der Laan, speaking about the successes achieved after initiating a uniform policy, says in the manual on the school uniforms, “We can’t attribute the improvement exclusively to school uniforms....” What has been found to decrease vandalism, school crime in general, and fights is using a combination of initiatives, one of which could be requiring students to wear uniforms.
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