Autumn 2004 (12.3)
Code at School
One of the problems that we are facing in education has to do
with dress code, or, perhaps, you might say, lack of dress code.
This especially is true in relation to girls. Many girls at secondary
school and the university wear skin-tight slacks, mini skirts
or other types of dress that are really more suitable for discos,
bars or parties. When you go to school, judging from the appearance
of clothes, you really can't understand whether you're at an
educational institution or one of those other places.
This creates such a problem for students, especially those who
are poor, as the disparity between the rich and the poor becomes
so obvious. This, in turn, can cause additional psychological
burdens and pressures for poor students. In some cases, they
succumb to their fate and don't even try to compete with their
But there are others who are not willing to admit that they are
poor, knowing that they will be discriminated against. So they
beg and plead with their parents to buy them the latest fashions.
You can imagine what pressures this creates for poor families.
No doubt, there are many arguments between children and their
parents, and between husbands and wives. I'm sure that in some
cases, poor students just drop out of school because of it.
In addition, the problem affects poor teachers as well. When
there is so much emphasis on dressing, children from rich families
don't pay as much attention to their teachers who are not dressed
as well. They assume they can "buy" those teachers
and compensate for not studying themselves.
It seems so many of these problems could be resolved by education
administration to help minimize some of the problems that impede
true learning in the educational process.
(12.3) Autumn 2004.
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