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Syntactic variation of noun phrases in English teaching book Blueprint A from a gender perspective
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay deals with the topic of gender equality in schools through one of it’s most fundamental parts; the teaching book. This particular study focuses on the most commonly used teaching book in the course English A on upper secondary school. The overall aim is to investigate whether there are linguistic gender differences through a study of the syntactic variation of the noun phrase (NP). The concept of gender and its role in curriculum and education act is enlightened in the background along with an explanation of the NP. Previous studies with gender perspective are also used. As material, four texts from the book

Blueprint A were chosen. The four texts are considered to have topics that are stereotypical for the two genders, two aimed towards females and two towards males. The hypothesis, based on previous studies on female - male language and teaching books, suggests that differences will be shown in the variation of the NP. This hypothesis is not confirmed, the results do not show enough difference. The author draws the conclusion that unlike previous studies, Blueprint A can be considered unbiased in this particular area.

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2011. , 47 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-9674Archive number: HEU:C11:20OAI: diva2:427076
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English language education
Educational program
Education – secondary school
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-07-15 Created: 2011-06-27 Last updated: 2011-07-15Bibliographically approved

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