They researched that there have been incidences of children who are beaten or robbed due to the clothing they are wearing. In no way does making uniforms mandatory stop violence, but it can prevent or reduce the amount of violence within the schools. 4. Are School Uniforms a Good Fit? The writer in this article states that proponents argue that uniforms can make schools safer and can also improve school attendance and increase student achievement.
As it says in Item A, a subculture is a group of pupils who share similar values and attitudes. Some subcultures are pro-school, while some are anti-school. An unstructured interview is when the interviewer has freedom to vary the questions they ask. There are a number of strengths and weaknesses of using unstructured interviews to interview children, and they will be examined below. Unstructured interviews allow the interviewer to build rapport with the pupils, unlike questionnaires where there is no chance to build rapport because the researcher has limited contact with the pupils.
After reading the article I understand that content integration in the curriculum is only the first dimension of multicultural education. Students come to school with prejudices toward different groups and that is why all teachers, whether you teach math or social studies, should be sensitive to that matter and work towards reduce prejudice in their classrooms and school and create a more positive racial attitude among the students. It is in the hands of educators to encourage students to become more critical readers and thinkers, and help them understand the values that underline knowledge. Students need construct their own knowledge and think for themselves. Teachers need to help students understand the implicit cultural assumptions and perspectives of the discipline they’re teaching.
There are numerous facts and findings on how school uniforms positively and completely enrich students’ school experience. School uniforms should be mandated in the United States from kindergarten to twelfth grade allowing our children to focus on their education and not their social environment. Uniforms are just one avenue we can take to attempt to improve our schools and raise student achievement. “According to the School Administrator publication, along with school reported statistics, the mandate of uniforms on campuses has reduced tardiness, skipped classes, suspensions, and discipline referrals” (Chen 1). All of these findings are extremely conductive of how mandating school uniforms would greatly improve our student’s ability to improve their school experience.
They would benefit from being in a learning state where they don’t have to be inferior to the opposite sex in a specific subject because that is the stereotype. Also in “The Effects Of Single Gender Versus Coeducational Environments on the Self-Esteem Development and Academic Competence of High School Females” by Carol Langlois “ Peers can be a major influence on a child’s self-esteem especially during the critical period of adolescence called high school. “ Adolescent children always look at the people around them to know what to do in certain situations. If they are always around people that make the wrong choices or just the choices that they shouldn’t be making, how are they going to know what else to do? Maybe if adolescent children were in single sex gender schools or classes they would make better decisions or feel more comfortable in their learning environment or even in their lives.
One of the most popular debates amongst public schools today is whether or not students should be required to wear uniforms. While many schools have already established a policy mandating school uniforms, there are still many more schools who have not decided yet. Some say a mandatory uniform policy in public schools encourages more concentration on learning, while others say it hinders the creativity and individuality in students. However, uniforms can benefit students by creating an environment in which the students are able to focus solely on furthering their education. Students in grades kindergarten through twelve should be required to wear uniforms because it creates school unity, is safer, and it helps students develop a higher self-esteem.
Many schools believe that having a structured learning environment contributes to how pupils behave. Generally, students who attend school with dress codes tend to have better attendance rates, high test scores, and excellent mannerisms. Students who do not have dress codes tend to have low attendance rates, lower scores, and no manners. Wearing uniforms in school helps to prevent pupils from acting up. Some teachers state that children who have good behavior skills are the key to success.
Simple numbers don’t lie and it’s not hard to prove inequality in Americas education system. If your born a shade of color other than pink in this country your chance for a first rate education automatically lessens, even more so if your born poor. I believe its imperative for teachers to leave all their stereotypes at the door of the classroom and try to understand how different social-cultural influences have shaped their students. We don’t all get the same opportunities at home but school should be the great equalizer, where a student’s success isn’t based on factors they can’t control but by the factors they can. Funding for schools in this country is grossly disproportionate to educational needs.
Uniforms help students in school academically and socially. It can be beneficial to parents as well; they do not have to spend as much money on school apparel. On the other hand, many people disagree with having school uniforms, saying that it doesn't give the student the right to express their individuality. However, I think uniforms build a sense of discipline and unity and are the appropriate attire to be worn in school. That is why I strongly believe uniforms should be enforced in every school whether public or private.
Bullying in Schools Bullying within the school environment is not a new occurrence. Indeed, evidence of this habitual negative act designed to sway the balance of power (Kipp & Shaffer, 2010) between individuals or groups and individuals, has been recorded in early teaching journals (Rigby, 2003). Analytical investigation in to the area, however, could be considered contemporary. Primary research by Olweus in the 1970’s started the process (Berdondini & Liefooghe, 2005), and subsequently, several fields of social interest were identified as relevant to school bullying. This essay will discuss the historical significance of the family in relation to the issue, as well briefly examine the impact of gender.