Effects of Uniforms on Student Behavior Research Proposal by Nicky

Effects of Uniforms on Student Behavior
Proposes a research study on the effects of school uniforms on student achievements and disciplines.
# 127929 | 1,220 words | 10 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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This paper presents a research proposal to study how student achievement and disciplines are affected by school uniforms. The author hypothesizes that schools who have adopted mandatory school uniform policies will academically outperform those that have used voluntary school uniform policies or have not implemented such a policy at all and will enjoy a safer classroom environment.

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From the Paper:

"Young people are subjected to all types of peer pressures, of course, and fashion and status symbols rank among the most important for many (Hoge, Foster, Nickell & Field, 2002; Beckett, 2005). It is here that school uniforms can accomplish much in a highly cost-effective and straightforward fashion. According to Milner, "Uniforms can blunt some of the most blatant and damaging forms of status competition among students. To work, this strategy must be implemented in a fairly rigorous manner. Requiring jeans and tee-shirts is not enough. This will simply shift students' concern to the differences between the latest designer jeans" (p. 185). Furthermore, a standardized school uniform must ensure that a significant level of uniformity is achieved because these approaches are doomed to failure if students are allowed to wear expensive jewelry and accessories (Milner). It should be noted, though, that there are some important issues involved in requiring all students to wear the same uniform. In this regard, Milner cautions that, "Clearly, such rules involve suppressing certain forms of individualism and creativity. Many students will complain bitterly about the violation of their 'constitutional rights'" (Milner, p. 185)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Beckett, F. (2005, January 10). Low grade. New Statesman, 134(4721), 53.
  • Daugherty, R. F. (2002). Leadership in action: Piloting a school uniform program. Education, 123(2), 390-391.
  • Dwyer, K. P., Osher, D. & Hoffman, C. C. (2000). Creating responsive schools: Contextualizing early warning, timely response. Exceptional Children, 66(3), 347.
  • Evans, D. L. (1996). School uniforms: An 'unfashionable' dissent. Phi Delta Kappan, 78(2), 139.
  • Hoge, J., Foster, S. J., Nickell, P. & Field, S. L. (2002). Mandatory school uniforms: A debate for students. Social Education, 66(5), 284.

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APA Format

Effects of Uniforms on Student Behavior (2010, June 16) Retrieved June 05, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/effects-of-uniforms-on-student-behavior-127929/

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"Effects of Uniforms on Student Behavior" 16 June 2010. Web. 05 June. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/effects-of-uniforms-on-student-behavior-127929/>