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Articles Tagged with uniforms

The Uniforming of Students and the Construction of Multiracial Identity

An interview with David Brunsma, Assistant Professor of Sociology

There are a lot of anecdotal claims about school uniforms helping to level economic status, increase attendance rates, create a healthier school environment, curb school violence, increase academic achievement, and so forth. Unfortunately, none of them have been substantiated. And yet, according to recent estimates, today “roughly 25% of our elementary public schools have mandatory school uniform policies,” observes David Brunsma, whereas in the mid-1990s only 5% had such policies.

Audio and Video Tagged with uniforms

School Uniforms in America

From an interview with David Brunsma, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Brunsma describes the research that led to The School Uniform Movement and What It Tells Us About American Education: A Symbolic Crusade (2004).

Brunsma's Follow-up Book on School Uniforms

From an interview with David Brunsma, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Brunsma’s follow-up book, Evaluating Public School Uniforms: A Decade of Research (2006), consists of a collection of empirical studies by scholars on the subject.