The effect of teachers dress on student perceptions Persons appearance influences the way others recognize him/her and cares the information about his/her personality, status, professional characteristics, and social position. The significance of having proper appearance while making a business career has the important place in literature. Nevertheless, the very little research was made concerning the influence of teachers appearance on how students perceive him and his subject. At present there is a strong stress on teacher responsibility and helpfulness in the process of teaching, not on the teachers dress and hairstyle. A style and color of clothes of the teacher that seems so insignificant, actually plays a great role in the perception of the subject by the students. In his work Volatile bodies: Toward a corporeal feminism Grosz, E states: Appearance of teachers creates moral and psychological background on which interpersonal attitudes, dialogue and other communicative communications are developed; therefore they are also significant enough components.
Penny Storm described dress as a body covering, attachment, or treatment; it is essentially our appearance. Teachers appearance is basically expressive communication and effects the observation and soundness of the teachers words. Herbon and Workman in Dress & Appearance Codes in Public Secondary School say: school dress and appearance codes are an expression of individual self but also a symbol of expected behavior. On the whole, the way in which a teacher introduces himself/herself, by means of dress, influences student opinion about teachers ability to teach. Herbon and Workman stay that, a teacher in special professional clothes showed higher results on explanatory reasoning about being scholarly and convincing, and on complete reasoning concerning class preparation. Notwithstanding that teachers appearance is not given much attention in scientific studies, modern teachers are actively discusses by the people from the previous generation. The opinion of one old teacher about the dress of modern teachers is provided by Aalten, A. Performing the body, creating culture: The lesson is not a podium of Fashion house. Working as director of rural school, I saw and not once, how young teachers came to the lesson in extravagant clothes, shocking associates.
Ideas for Attention Deficit Children Children whose attention seems to wander or who never seem to "be with" the rest of the class might be helped by the following suggestions. Pause and create suspense by looking around before asking questions. Randomly pick reciters so the children cannot time their attention. Signal that someone is going to have to answer a question about what is being said. ...
My delicate hints not only were not accepted, but even caused aggression. The old-fashioned principal encroaches the rights of young experts. Unfortunately, now the problem has not lost the urgency. As far as I know, in charters of schools the question about the form is not mentioned at all. It is strange. We see the people dressed equally, in shops, table, hospitals, courts, various firms. It is considered as a norm and surprises nobody.
Attempts to bring any order to clothes of the teacher cause irritation and misunderstanding. Why teachers apply for the exclusiveness? Humanly it is possible to understand women, aspiring to look elegantly. However the teacher is the person on the public service. The salary he receives because gives knowledge to children. Process of mastering of knowledge, under the statement of psychologists, depends on a degree of concentration of pupils attention. All methods of teachers-innovators are directed to one – to draw attention to the subject and to keep this attention long time. And the unusual, extravagant clothes of the teacher compel the pupil not to listen to the material and to think, but to consider the bright clothes.
If there is no attention – there is also no mastering of knowledge. Here also it turns out, that due to such a trifle as clothes, the teacher can bring to nothing all the advanced methodical receptions. This opinion is wide-spread among old people. They are exactly right in some aspects. If teachers want to be viewed by the public and their students as professionals they must first look like professionals. Unfortunately, some of the new “trendy” clothes are not appropriate in the classroom. Ahmed, Sara Tanning the body: skin, colour and gender wrote: The belly shirts, spaghetti straps, low cut tops that show cleavage, mini skirts, short shorts and low riding pants are not appropriate for any classroom from daycare through high school.
Perry Unified School District has made a school board decision that all students attending schools in the city of Iowa must wear school uniforms at all times. School board has come up with the decision because they believe that the mandatory use of uniform reduces violence within the school. It is also representation the community. They also believe that students who wear school uniforms behave ...
I’m not saying that the younger teachers need to dress like their grandmothers, but they do need to take care not to be too casual and reveal too much. Classroom teachers should not be coming to school to teach dressed in jeans and sneakers. Wasn’t there once a time when male teachers had to wear a jacket and a tie every day? I also feel that this can also influence a classrooms behavior. It is easy to agree with the expert. If on the first day of school you wear a shirt and tie that says something about yourself. You are professional, you should be treated as a professional, and you are serious about your appearance.
As teachers we must be role models model to our students. Our dress helps to model the whole package. You must dress professionally when you teach. I’m sorry professional business attire does not include sneakers, or any of the sort that makes you look like a student. The first impression you give, will be the lasting impression. If your students view you as one of them, they will look at you as their buddy or even worse and you can eventually pretty much kiss respect out of the window for the most part.
Professional Dress is only one of many effective indirect strategies a teacher may use toward maintaining classroom order. Like many effective strategies, any one alone is certainly not enough to gain or regain classroom order. Professional dress has an added advantage in that anyone can do it and it is relatively easy to implement. When indirect practices are included with direct and nurturing practices and overly lenient and overly rigid practices are avoided, effective classroom order is the result. These are the part of the rules taken from one of the Texas school provided by Acker S. Teachers, gender and careers: Employees are to wear clothing that is neat and clean. Employees are not to wear clothing that is tight, revealing, short, torn, tattered, dirty and excessively faded, or with visual, written, or implied messages that are likely to disrupt the school environment.
San Francisco Parish School’s celebration of Teacher’s day last January 25, 2012 was a resounding success. Our school, showed their appreciation of Teacher’s day in variety ways, we organized a big programmed in our school, and we performed dance and skits and singing songs for them. Also we have bought gift for our teachers. And also the program was organized by the Central Board of Students. The ...
Sweat suits, jogging/wind suits, overalls, or denim pants/jeans of any color may not be worn. Noisy, distracting jewelry/accessories that could cause a safety hazard may not be worn. In keeping with professional decorum, earrings may be worn by female employees only, and ears are the only exposed areas of the body on which pierced jewelry may be worn. Tattoos must be covered. Footwear must be worn at all times. Shoes traditionally worn around the home (i.e., house shoes) or to the beach (i.e., flip-flop design) are not permitted. Tennis/athletic shoes that are solid in color, clean, and in good condition may be worn.
The site administrator may designate no more than one day per week as “school spirit” day. On that particular day, it is permissible to wear wind suits or jeans, and approved shirts (tee shirts with school logos or school colors).
On special days/events (i.e., Western Day, Red Ribbon Week, Lee/Sterling Week, and Homecoming), the site administrator may designate special attire. The site administrator will determine dress for work days and site-based staff development days. The abovementioned rules sound too strict. They make teachers think not about what to teach but what to wear in order not to lose their job.
This problem really needed research and it was made Kwon, Y.H. (1994) in the work The Influence of appropriateness of dress and gender on the self-perception of occupational attributes proved that dress is a serious factor in defining how successfully a teacher is professed to be able to teach. The main goal of this research was to maintain the study of the observation of high school teachers concerning male and female dress of teachers with ten work-related points: responsibility, competency, knowledgeability, professionalism, honesty, reliability, intelligence, trustworthiness, willingness to work hard, and efficiency. This investigation studied checked schools in the following states: Nebraska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Texas. An accidental example of 720 principal names was chosen using the Table of Random Numbers. Here are the exact results of the research according to the author: Respondents were male (79.78%) Caucasian (94.50%).
This memoir is about looking back on all of my school days so far and acknowledging the good’s and bad times that I’ve had during these days. The first school I went too was the Knox church. The second school where I spent seven years at was Caudle Park elementary. During my easy years in junior high were spent at A. J. Smeltzer. I don’t remember a lot about my days in preschool. I went to ...
School boards and chiefs establish dress policy with chiefs (82.35%) being responsible for enforcement.
Chiefs were somewhat (46.88%) satisfied with faculty dress on campus which was primarily business casual. In contrast, traditional attire was worn by chiefs (78.03%).
Variables of income, comfort, school setting and lack of knowledge of appropriate dress were listed as factors in influencing teachers dress. Comfort was identified as the primary factor in apparel selection by teachers. The means for the top three attributes for females were traditional dress: professionalism (4.70), responsibility (3.97), and competence (4.28); for business casual: responsibility (3.97), professionalism (3.94), and competence (3.87); for leisure dress: honesty (2.52), intelligence (2.51) and knowledgeability (2.50).
The mean for the top three attributes for males were: traditional dress: professionalism (4.67), responsibility (4.45), and competence (4.31); business casual: responsibility (4.03), professionalism (3.99), and competence (3.99); leisure dress: honesty (2.53), knowledgeability (2.51), and intelligence (2.51).
If traditional business attire was worn, the teacher is perceived as being overwhelmingly professional, responsible, and competent.
Compared to professional dress, there was a significant drop in mean scores for leisure attire. There were no common attributes in the top three ….