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❶Education and Urban Society , , Vol. Uniforms help to take off some of the pressure during these difficult years when students are still learning to appreciate themselves.

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I love seeing students I knew from middle school express their personal style in high school. At the high school level at Kent Place School there is no longer a uniform requirement but the students do have a dress code and must always dress appropriately.

My time with Dr. I thank her for her wisdom and generosity. If we are to gain understanding about the emotional lives of our children and put ourselves in their shoes, then conversations like these are essential. There is no pressure about having the right clothes on 3. Your economic status is not blazed across your body 4. It is much less distracting for ALL the students 5.

It looks really great to see all the students scuttle around the school as a cohesive group…a unified body 7. It is much less expensive! There is a reason why sports teams have uniforms! Even in practices many teams demand that the players dress alike. It shows the world that they are a unit, they are ONE…and the whole is always greater then the parts!

Thank you Kylie for your comment. This is an important conversation for all parents. And by the way, that must have been very difficult for you to switch in 10th grade. One more thing to adjust to! I was so dumb: One hour later I came back and found only the bench there! Never occurred to me that someone would take my stuff! I am sad thinking of that story! How could someone take your clothes! Sad — to have to learn that particular lesson. Sending big hugs to you now. I agree wholeheartedly with Dr.

Students are so self conscious about every aspect of their appearance during middle school. Uniforms help to take off some of the pressure during these difficult years when students are still learning to appreciate themselves. Thank you Ana for your comments, so beautifully said. Anything that helps take the pressure off kids at this age is a good thing. Feel free to share yours. They also prevent kids from escalating the schoolyard harrassment issues by only allowing casual clothes on a few days of the year.

If a kid whose parents only bought them cheaper, uglier clothing wore casual clothes every day to school, they would be insulted and rejected much, much worse than with their cheap uniform. Trust me, I speak from experience, and neither situation is desirable. Why do kids wear uniforms? Because schools force them too. Every school has a different reason.

Some have a lot. Also, not every school forces the students to wear uniform. How many kids wear school uniforms? I think there are two hundred ninety-nine million, four hundred three, six hundred seventy-one children who wear school uniforms.

Should kids wear uniforms? I think the only reason school make kids wear uniforms is because they want the school to look more organized, professional, or fancy. Also another reason is that when they go on field trips it is easier to find them because they stand out more. Why do you have to wear uniforms? School Uniforms should be worn because it prevents people from using clothing as signage to represent their chosen lifestyles or gang affiliations.

Why should kids wear uniforms to school? That is a very interesting question. It is mainly in case the children get jealous of each other and in case they run around and catch this and that. Why do you wear uniforms? Uniforms are worn for a number of reasons. Here are a few: So all students look smart,. So no students are bullied about the clothes they wear,. So that pupils are identifiable to the school,.

So all students look the same,. So that children have something practical and sensible to wear to school,. So that everyone looks respectable,. It makes people feel important and have pride in themselves.

Do you have to wear uniform? Should kids wear school uniforms? I believe kids should wear school uniforms because people gain a sense of comradery when they look the same. The school uniform can break down racial barriers between people. Here are some arguments from both sides. Children should wear uniforms to school Children should wear uniforms to school. It ensures that no gang type clothing is worn, and no inappropriate garments are worn to school.

Children should focus on learning, not if their clothes are cool enough. No, children should not wear uniforms to school Children should be able to express their feelings. School is a place where uniforms are not needed. My Opinion I agree with the first one. Also, no inappropriate clothes can be worn. Does Barack Obama want kids to wear uniforms at school? The president has expressed his belief that schools should have a curriculum that challenges students and inspires excellence, and he has expressed his views on what makes a school effective.

But issues like uniforms are not something he has discussed. What is the percent of kids in high school students in America that wear uniform to school? Although they wear uniforms, must are not the traditional elementary school jumpers, but skirts and polos. Why should kids not have to wear uniforms? No kid should be forced to wear a uniform because it takes away there individuality.

Why should we all look the same? Should we all act the same too? It is not fair that kids are being forced to get there individuality taken away from them. I strongly believe that people have the right to wear whatever they want to at school, as long as it is appropriate. For kids who go to schools that require uniforms, there is no style present. Everyone looks the same. In a normal school where kids can wear whatever they want, sometimes you can tell if someone is having a good day or not.

You can learn things about people just by looking at how they dress themselves. Your personality is represented by your outward appearance. Although, there ARE some upsides to a uniform. Do kids like wearing uniforms? I think kids LOVE uniforms!

What are you talking about????? I mean the teachers thought that wearing the so called "inappropriate clothes" would affect our learning You hate it when Schools make kids wear uniforms and Tuck them in Why? School uniforms are uneccessary. Schools should not make students were uniforms.. Recent and past research has proven that reuiring school uniforms reduces stress and social tension. It eliminates the competition for students to fit in by wearing the "right" clothes and shoes. It eliminates the display of gang colors.

It helps focus student attention on the important asplects of school in a positive way: No school, public or private, in the US that has gone to a student uniform policy has yet to revert it due to the positive results such policies yield. Why do kids have to wear uniforms to school? Do kids in Australia wear school uniforms? Yes Kids in Australia wear school uniforms.

School uniforms are an essential part of schooling in Australia, it creates uniformity within the school, helps to identify the children on excursions and creates branding for the school as well.

As a mum of 4 I am glad Australian Schools have uniforms for the kids, as kids can be cruel, and this stops any school yard bullying due to Kids not wearing the coolest brands out there School is for learning and not a fashion parade. Do kids wear school uniform in France? Why shoul d kids wear uniforms? Do schools in Canada make kids wear uniforms? Depends on the specific school. Public schools in general do not require school uniforms, but many of the private schools do indeed require it.

Their ownership can easily become confused, especially when everyone is getting changed in the locker room. Why do kids want to wear school uniforms? Some kids believe uniforms are practical: But other kids do not want uniforms at all, and they prefer to dress like individuals.

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Bullying Decreases, Self-Esteem Increases School uniform research conducted in the last few years supports the positive findings of the twenty- year-old California study. A recent study of seventh- and eighth-graders in Reno, and Sparks, Nevada revealed that wearing uniforms to school resulted in a decrease of discipline reports, bullying and gang .

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Whether students are wearing school uniforms or not, it’s not very important when it comes to self-esteem, the two most important factors we need to work on in order to increase our students’ self-esteem are self-concept and self-awareness, as long as students think that they can achieve things for themselves and have self-awareness, .

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Dress Code and Self Esteem. Dress codes in schools help students build confidence in themselves. Everyone has a different style but people look at others in their way of seeing things. School uniforms stops students from expressioning their true selfs. I spoke with Dr. Karen Rezach, Director of the Middle School and The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School, an all-girls school from Kindergarten through the 12th Grade. We talked about the role of uniforms and why they are so important for the self-image of the students of Kent Place School. Dr.

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The purpose of this study was to examine whether school uniforms have an effect on self esteem. The hypothesis was that school uniforms would increase self esteem. There were 87 total participants in this study; 41 students had uniforms and 46 did not. The Rosenberg Self Esteem scale was used to measure self esteem. The questionnaire . Students should not have to wear uniform to school. My first reason is, it takes away students freedom to be different. In addition, it makes students have low self- esteem and less willing to come to school. Finally, it takes away students pride in their school. School uniform takes away students freedom to be different.