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Using fiction to support gender equality- the case for Neverwhere and Pride and Prejudice
Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay is a discussion of how fiction can be used in teaching English as a second language to promote gender equality. The novels arePride and PrejudiceandNeverwhere. Firstly, the term gender is explained. Secondly, there is some research that demonstrates how gender is a social construction. The focus of this essay is on the role of the teacher, since his or her expectations and his or her way of interacting with students is crucial to promote gender equality in the classroom. Additionally, there is a discussion of the strategies that can help the teacher to detect bias in the teaching material. Furthermore, there are suggestions on how the novels can be used to promote gender equality through using the content-based approach.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 32 p.
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Humanities Pedagogy
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-17166OAI: diva2:496793
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Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-02-16 Created: 2012-02-10 Last updated: 2012-02-16Bibliographically approved

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