Most schools have dress codes. If you’ve been in a school for any length of time, then you know it is often a topic of conversation in the faculty meetings.
Why Have a School Dress Code in the First Place?
Dress codes do several things to promote a safe learning environment for children.
- When children wear clothes free from media characters or team sport logos, the opportunity for exclusion based on clothing is absent. De-emphasizing pressure to look cool by wearing the right clothing helps children of all economic backgrounds reduce social pressure based on clothing.
- Clothing can be distracting. Removing distracting clothes form a school atmosphere allows children to concentrate on learning.
- Having a dress code also allows for some freedom of personality clothing choices without having to implement uniforms.