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Title: The Role of Moral Education on the Dress Code in the Higher Learning Institution
Authors: Ira Meilita Ibrahim
Taufik A. Latif
Afi Roshezry Abu Bakar
Muthualagan Thangavelu
Keywords: moral education, dress code, higher learning institution, civilization.
Issue Date: May-2016
Publisher: Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
Series/Report no.: Vol 1 No 1 (2016);
Abstract: The advancement of European dress to the rest of the world was linked to the definition of civilization as “a stage of social development considered to be more advanced” and “polite and good-mannered”. The widespread of their fashion style in the 19thand 20thcenturies influenced the way the rest of the world attire. The fashion trend and dressing style thus change the purpose of dressing through time.The dressing style in campuses especially in private institutions of higher learning is under particular scrutiny, as it is often said to be inappropriate for a learning environment. This study looked at the importance of moral education, and its role in implementing the dress code for students among university students especially between two types of university i.e. public university and private university. It looked on the dressing style of students, both male and female, and the factors that lead to their dressing pattern which is common among students. This studyalso advocated the students’ understanding of the content of dress codes in their learning institution and the role played by moral education in regard to dress code. The overall study highlighted students’ perception towards the implementation of the dress code and punishment in their learning institution. The methodologies used to carry out this study are questionnaires and interviews. This study will therefore ascertain the important of dress code among students at higher learning institution and the role of moral education in cultivating values in order to dress properly or decently.
Appears in Collections:Vol 1 No 1 (2016)

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