Discussion and Response

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by Salman Mohammed

Proper attire and clothing have social significance, they come with certain told, more often untold rules and expectations. As a member of committee who is agreeing to dress code, it is essential to get the cooperation from all parties for implementing it. Foremost, will try to listen the concerns and reason for the disagreement from the other person and address them in a proper way. For example if they say, dress code for faculty and staff is unnecessary and it may not have much impact on students, etc., in such situation will try to explain how much dressing can impact first impressions and how students will learn from school and how faculty and staff serve as role models to students.

 Dress code in schools may change students perception and behavior. According to Birel, dress code in schools can have impact on student’s academic, psychological, and social success. Since the policy has already been initiated, goals mush have been determined and will try to explain the other person and the advantages of having this implemented in school.

(Birel, F. K. (2016) I will ask probing questions to find any weak points in their arguments and will try to explain the disadvantages of not having dress code; how it is important to make such rules to make sure that students are learning about different life aspects not just academics and how much these will help them in shaping their career. Since students are there to learn, it definitely shows impact on them having proper dress code in school and especially coming from staff and faculty, since they represent the university. Having dress code is not just for teaching the students and impacting them in a positive pay, it will help the staff and faculty too in a way to encourage team spirit. I will try to explain these to the non-agreeing party with help of the other person on my side and try to get his/her vote too before implementation. 

 

References:

1. Birel, F. K. (2016). “Managers, Teachers, Students, and Parents’ Opinions Concerning Changes on Dress Code Practices as an Educational Policy”. Retrieved from:

   https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1121816.pdf

2. Pinsker, J. (2015). “Wearing a Suit Makes People Think Differently”. Retrieved from:

 https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/04/wearing-a-suit-makes-people-think-differently/391802/