School Uniforms: A Qualitative Analysis of Aims and Accomplishments at Two Christian Schools

  title={School Uniforms: A Qualitative Analysis of Aims and Accomplishments at Two Christian Schools},
  author={Michael W. Firmin and Suzanne L. Smith and L. Perry},
  journal={Journal of Research on Christian Education},
  pages={143 - 168}
Employing rigorous qualitative research methodology, we studied the implementation of two schools' uniform policies. Their primary intents were to eliminate competition, teach young people to dress appropriately, decrease nonacademic distractions, and lower the parental clothing costs. The young people differed with adults regarding whether or not the objectives relating to competition and distractions were met. Both adults and young people agreed that the goal of learning to dress more… 
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