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Gender bias in textbooks: a hidden obstacle on the road to gender equality in education

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  author={Rae Lesser Blumberg},
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The invisible obstacle to educational equality: gender bias in textbooks

Gender bias in textbooks (GBIT) is a low-profile education issue, given the 72,000,000 children who still have no access to schooling, but this article argues that GBIT is: (1) an important, (2)

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Gender equality is one of the most widely accepted goals in education (e.g. UNESCO, 2007). In addition to struggling with such urgent and important goals as to eliminate gender disparity and ensure

Gender Stereotypes and Education: A Multi-Country Content Analysis Study of Secondary School Textbooks

: School education, which is widely assumed to eliminate gender gap in the society, can also reinforce and reproduce gender inequality through hidden curriculum. However, gender stereotype in school


Gender plays a significant role in education and evaluation. Accepting it as a fateful variable, many researchers have discussed gender and its influence on education and have come to various and

Gender Sensitivity in Textbooks in Secondary Education in Bhutan

  • T. Dorji
  • Education, Sociology
    International Journal of Asian Education
  • 2021
This study was carried out to understand gender stereotype in the curriculum framework and textbooks which form the main curricular materials in schools in Bhutan. The curriculum framework for

Gender Representation in EFL Textbooks: A Case of ILI Pre-intermediate Series

In textbooks, language functions as an ideology maker and social role determiner that lead sociolinguists to uncover reflection of gender roles and stereotypes. Numerous studies have addressed gender


A B S T R A C T The study examines gender representation in primary 5 and 6 mathematics textbooks currently use in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja- Nigeria. Content Analysis approach that

Gender Equality in Education from Kindergarten to Higher Education: Policies and Practices

Education is a human right guaranteed by law, but statistical indicators show that there is no equality of opportunity for access to the qualified education. Gender equality in education means that


The analysis of textbooks of all subjects taught in primary education stage in Georgia and analyses it from the gender perspective shows an imminent need for reforming of textbook approval role and instructions and development of gender sensitive textbook material which is based on clear understanding of benefits of gender equality.

Language and Sexism: The Use of English Language as Academic Discourse in Balamban, Cebu Primary Education Textbooks

It is important to analyse textbooks in primary education from a gender perspective because textbooks, in addition to family and society, play an important role in the socialization of children.



A Tentative Analysis of the Stereotyping of Gender Roles in Illiteracy-Elimination (IE) Teaching Materials

Using the gender perspective to sort out and examine the outmoded gender conventions and set role patterns existing in China's current teaching materials for eliminating illiteracy is a new venture,

Sex division of labour in Syrian school textbooks

The sexist division of labour, particularly in the occupational sector, which is believed to be more eminent in developing countries than in the developed ones, is reinforced by school textbooks.

Gender bias in education in Burkina Faso: Who pays the piper? Who calls the tune?

In this chapter, I analyze policies developed by the government of Burkina Faso in order to redress an imbalance in gender education. Girls, in effect, are not getting their fair share of education,

Gender Bias in Teacher Education Texts

This content analysis investigated the treatment of gender in 23 teacher education textbooks published between 1998 and 2001. Given the decades of research documenting the impact of gender bias in

A Gender Analysis of Women's Illiteracy Elimination and Post-Illiteracy Elimination (IE) Teaching Materials

Female illiterates make up the majority of illiterate people in China. In 1998, there were 32.87 million young and middle-aged illiterates in China, of whom 75 percent were women. Every year,

The ‘gender fairness’ of integrated science textbooks used in Jamaican high schools

Science textbooks used in the lower forms of secondary schools in Jamaica were analyzed in order to determine their ‘gender fairness’. The results showed that some change has occurred in the

The Structuring of a Scientific Genderization

Science education has important content that is likely to be overlooked during gender analysis of teaching materials. Currently, teaching materials in China pay little attention to gender analysis,

A Gender Analysis of the Vocational Roles in Adult Illiteracy Elimination (IE) Teaching Materials

In the last decade or more, IE work in China has made great progress and the illiteracy rate has declined substantially, but the task of eliminating illiteracy has not been fully completed.1 Most of

From Dutiful Wife and Good Mother to Professional Woman?

Either as a medium for transmitting social culture or as a culture in themselves, teaching materials play a decisive role in the socialization process of children. They not only pass on knowledge to

Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity Through Education

Contents: Preface. S.S. Klein with C. Kramarae and B. Richardson, Examining the Achievement of Gender Equity in and Through Education. B. Richardson, Part I: Facts and Assumptions About the Nature