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|Title:||GENDER REPRESENTATION IN MATHEMATICS TEXTBOOKS: A CASE STUDY OF MATHEMATICS TEXTBOOKS USED IN A DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL IN CHON BURI PROVINCE, THAILAND|
Burapha University. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
|Abstract:||Gender inequality had been around for centuries that women are more likely to be in lower-status positions than men. Manifestations of gender norms could be found in educational systems, one of the tools was the textbooks. Textbooks may contained content that indicates prejudice against particular gender groups. The purpose of this study was to examine the ratio of male-to-female, gender-neutral and marked constructions, gender roles, the order of mentions, the common adjective used, and titles of address in the selection of mathematics textbooks used in a demonstration school. The context was then coded using modern software tools in attempting to find out the stereotype hidden in the textbook. The result found out that in most of the selected textbooks, the representation of women and the firstness of women were less visible than men. According to the gender-marked and gender-neutral construction, there were common uses of gender-neutral constructions. However, the accordance with gender role, the males were more represented in social role, while the female was more in the domestic role. The female title of Miss and Mrs. were found in all the textbooks. These results suggested that the writer or the people who used textbooks should beware of the importance of gender equalities shown inside the textbook since the world today wanted the society to be in balance between gender.|
|Description:||Master of Arts (M.A.)|
|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences|
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