School uniform is the clothing pupils are required to wear at school. Uniforms vary from the very formal (requiring blazers) to more informal (involving just a school sweatshirt). Schools have uniforms in different styles and colours to identify pupils as attending a particular institution. Uniforms are required in most schools in the UK.
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Puntuación de la evidencia
There are no systematic reviews or meta-analyses of well-controlled interventions of a school uniform policy. The evidence rests mainly on correlational studies that have compared the performance of schools with uniforms to those without, or that have examined a school's trajectory of improvement after the introduction of school uniform. The most rigorous reviews and analyses have so far been unable to establish a causal link, but speculate that adoption of a uniform policy may provide a symbolic and public commitment to school improvement. Overall, the evidence is rated as very limited.
Información coste adicional
The costs associated with introducing a school uniform are very low and mainly depend on parents buying the uniform instead of other clothing the child would wear.
1 - Brunsma, D.L. & Rockquemore, K.
Journal of Educational Research 92 pp 53-62
2 - Brunsma, D.L. & Rockquemore, K.
Journal of Educational Research 97.2 pp 72-77
3 - Reynolds, B.A.
PhD thesis submitted to the faculty of Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City, Utah
4 - Samuels, K.S.
PhD dissertation University of Alabama at Birmingham
5 - Sowell, R. E.
Doctoral dissertation, Liberty University
6 - Yeung, R.
Educational Policy, 23(6), 847-874
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