publication . Article . 2012

School uniforms: tradition, benefit or predicament?

Van Aardt, Annette Marie; Wilken, Ilani;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Education as Change, volume 16, pages 159-184 (issn: 1682-3206, eissn: 1947-9417, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: Paraguay
Abstract
This article focuses on the controversies surrounding school uniforms. Roleplayers in this debate in South Africa are parents, learners and educators, and arguments centre on aspects such as identity, economy and the equalising effect of school uniforms, which are considered in the literature to be benefits. Opposing viewpoints highlight the fact that compulsory uniforms infringe on learners’ constitutional rights to self-expression. The aim of this research was to determine the perspectives of parents, learners and educators at public schools in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, on obligatory school uniforms. A structured questionnaire was used to gather data. A ra...
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free text keywords: Obligatory school uniforms, English schooling tradition, historical analysis, community opinion, Education, Stratified sampling, Viewpoints, Sociology, Pedagogy, Social science, Mathematics education
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publication . Article . 2012

School uniforms: tradition, benefit or predicament?

Van Aardt, Annette Marie; Wilken, Ilani;