S T U D E N T D R E S S A N D G R O O M I N G

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Dr. Kritsonis lectures and conducts seminars and workshops on a variety of topics. He is author of more than 600 articles in professional journals and several books. His popular book SCHOOL DISCIPLINE: The Art of Survival is scheduled for its fourth edition. He is the author of the textbook William Kritsonis, PhD on Schooling that is used by many professors at colleges and universities throughout the nation and abroad.
In 2008, Dr. Kritsonis coauthored the textbook A Statistical Journey: Taming of the Skew. The book has been adopted by professors in many colleges and universities throughout the nation. It was published by the Alexis/Austin Group, Murrieta, California.
In 2007, Dr. Kritsonis’ version of the book of Ways of Knowing Through the Realms of Meaning (858 pages) was published in the United States of America in cooperation with partial financial support of Visiting Lecturers, Oxford Round Table (2005). The book is the product of a collaborative twenty-four year effort started in 1978 with the late Dr. Philip H. Phenix. Dr. Kritsonis was in continuous communication with Dr. Phenix until his death in 2002.
In 2007, Dr. Kritsonis was the lead author of the textbook Practical Applications of Educational Research and Basic Statistics. The text provides practical content knowledge in research for graduate students at the doctoral and master’s levels.
In 2009, Dr. Kritsonis’ book Non-Renewal of Public School Personnel Contracts: Selected Supreme and District Court Decisions in Accordance with the Due Process of Law was accepted for publication by The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, New York.
Dr. Kritsonis’ seminar and workshop on Writing for Professional Publication has been very popular with both professors and practitioners. Persons in attendance generate an article to be published in a refereed journal at the national or international levels.
Dr. Kritsonis has traveled and lectured throughout the United States and world-wide. Some recent international tours include Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Turkey, Italy, Greece, Monte Carlo, England, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Poland, Germany, and many more.

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S T U D E N T D R E S S A N D G R O O M I N G

  1. 1. Student Dress and Grooming William Allan Kritsonis, PhD
  2. 2. Research Subject <ul><li>Student Uniforms and Grooming </li></ul>
  3. 3. History <ul><li>1987 Cherry Hill Elementary made history when it became the first public school to adopt uniforms . </li></ul>
  4. 4. History <ul><li>1996 State of the Union Address by President William Clinton which he strongly recommended uniforms as one way to keep schools safe . </li></ul>
  5. 5. School Uniforms <ul><li>~Pros~ </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce violence </li></ul><ul><li>Increase school safety </li></ul><ul><li>Increase attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Improve grades </li></ul><ul><li>Financial benefits for parents </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce visible economic differences </li></ul><ul><li>~Cons~ </li></ul><ul><li>No confirmed effect on safety and violence </li></ul><ul><li>No bearing on academic achievement </li></ul><ul><li>May mask risky behaviors (gang participation) </li></ul><ul><li>Violates student’s rights to free expression </li></ul>
  6. 6. Student Grooming <ul><li>Common Standards: </li></ul><ul><li>Hairstyles must pose no disruption to the learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Good, clean hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Neatness, and order are paramount </li></ul>
  7. 7. Legal Issues <ul><li>Parents and School Tangle Over Waldorf Tot's Locks Boy, 3, Suspended From Private Academy </li></ul><ul><li>By Megan Greenwell Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, November 24, 2007; B01 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>Research has shown that the implementation of school uniforms has no direct effect on school safety or performance. What is most often visible is a sense of “order”. A school that has a uniform policy is no safer than one that does not have a uniform policy, and student performance ahs been linked to parental involvement, not uniform mandates. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>Grooming policies often thwart radical behavior, and disruption to the learning environment, and are therefore believed to be beneficial, all be it sometimes controversial . </li></ul>
  10. 10. Resources <ul><li>Baltimore City Public School System </li></ul><ul><li>www.bcps.k12.md.us </li></ul><ul><li>National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) </li></ul><ul><li>www.naesp.org </li></ul>

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