Analysis of Gender Representation of Grade Eight English Textbook


Analysis of Gender Representation of Grade Eight English Textbook


Addis Tsegaye Zegeye

Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, College of Education & Behavioral Sciences, Bahir Dar University


Open Journal of Language and Linguistics

The purpose of this study was to investigate and analyze gender representation in Grade Eight English textbook. For this purpose, all the units of Grade Eight English textbook were thoroughly investigated. The content analysis method was employed. The results revealed that there is no fair representation of females and males in some gender related characteristics. The supremacy of males over females was observed in terms of names (54.77%) male and pronouns (52.97%) male were observed and it was suggested that reconsideration should be made in revising and/or producing new textbooks in the future.


Keywords: Gender representation; textbook; English; gender equality.

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Addis Tsegaye Zegeye.Analysis of Gender Representation of Grade Eight English Textbook. American Journal of Design, 2019; 1:4.


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