American Journal of Educational Science
Articles Information
American Journal of Educational Science, Vol.1, No.2, May 2015, Pub. Date: May 14, 2015
Gender Representation in English Language Textbooks: Action Pack 10
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Authors
[01] Mohammed Y. Nofal, Department of Education, United Nations Relief and Works Agency, Amman, Jordan.
[02] Hanadi A. Qawar, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Middle East University, Amman, Jordan.
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to examine gender representation in one of the English language textbooks in Jordan, namely, Action Pack 10. Three questions are posed concerning the ratio of female to male characters and the depiction of female and male characters in social and settings in domestic settings as well. A content analysis is carried out, including linguistic and visual analyses. The results have revealed that male characters are over-presented linguistically, visually and socially. The ratio of females to males in texts and illustrations is 1:3 and males monopolize more social roles than females. In conclusion, Action Pack 10 has failed to mirror the modern Jordanian society where the Jordanian woman enjoys excellent positions and is highly admired.
Keywords
Gender Bias, Representation, EFL Textbook, Jordan, Action Pack 10
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