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Gender in English teaching books
2005 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

As texts have a great effect on readers, this c-essay analysed how English teaching books in upper secondary schools (the second year) present gender to the students. The aim of this study was to examine if the teaching material is biased and stereotypical regarding the issue of equality. The result was compared to a survey made in 1985. The study focused on the teaching books Blueprint and Read & Proceed as they are widely used in schools today. To fulfil the aim of this paper, texts and illustrations were analysed from a gender perspective in terms of writers, illustrations, dialogues, narrators and characters. Occupations, verbs and names associated with females and males were also examined. The conclusion was that some steps towards equality have been taken since 1985. These changes are surprisingly small however. Many more changes are needed before English teaching books will be judged as not being biased and stereotypical.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Keyword [en]
Humanities Theology, English teaching books, gender, equality, education, texts, illustrations, occupations, verbs, names
Keyword [sv]
Humaniora, Teologi
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-50176ISRN: LTU-CUPP--05/031--SELocal ID: 7751b8d3-c5a2-43fb-8b64-e4f64249bac6OAI: diva2:1023533
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
English, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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