School Uniform Movement And What It Tells Us About American Education

School Uniform Movement And What It Tells Us About American Education

by David L. Brunsma
     
 

ISBN-10: 157886125X

ISBN-13: 9781578861255

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

The School Uniform Movement and What it Tells Us About American Education: A Symbolic Crusade represents the most thorough exposition on our present understanding of the impetuses, debates, legalities, and effectiveness of school uniform policies that have rapidly entered the discourse of school reform in the United States. In it, David Brunsma provides an

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The School Uniform Movement and What it Tells Us About American Education: A Symbolic Crusade represents the most thorough exposition on our present understanding of the impetuses, debates, legalities, and effectiveness of school uniform policies that have rapidly entered the discourse of school reform in the United States. In it, David Brunsma provides an antidote to the ungrounded, anecdotal components that define the contemporary conversation regarding policies of standardized dress in American K-12 districts and schools. Drawing upon years of experience and research directed at objectively and empirically understanding the issue of school uniform policies, Brunsma provides, for the first time: a comprehensive history of the issue, critical evaluation of the extant literature, reviews of several case studies, results of nationally representative empirical research. All of this is of the utmost importance for those who wish to be informed and insightful participants in the contemporary debate on school uniform policies. Educators, parents, concerned community members, and others will gladly welcome such a compilation of present understandings of the crucial empirical, sociological, cultural, political, and legal dimensions of the school uniform debate; it will also appeal to all those who are interested in the politics and critical realities behind the school uniform movement underway in the United States. In the end, the school uniform movement reveals a great deal about the politics, social realities, and highly contested terrain of educational reform and the process of schooling in the United States.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578861255
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
302
Sales rank:
1,232,186
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 List of Tables Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1. Dress Codes and School Uniforms: Past, Present, and Future Chapter 5 2. A Review of the Literature: From Anecdotes to Research and Back Again Chapter 6 3. The Law and student Clothing (Todd A. DeMitchell) Chapter 7 4. To Uniform or Not to Uniform? Empirical Antecedents to Policy Formation and Adoption Chapter 8 5. The Effects of School Uniforms and Dress Codes on Educational Processes and Outcomes Chapter 9 6. The Effects of School Uniforms and Dress Codes on Behavioral and Social Processes and Outcomes Chapter 10 7. A Symbolic Crusade: The School Uniform Movement and What It Tells Us About American Education Chapter 11 Appendix A: Means, Standard Deviations, Ranges, and Coding of Variables Chapter 12 Appendix B: President Clinton's State of the Union Address (Delivered Version) Chapter 13 Endnotes Chapter 14 References Chapter 15 Index Chapter 16 About the Author

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