Proceedings of the International Conference on Education Studies: Experience and Innovation (ICESEI 2020)

Investigation and Reflection on Gender Stereotyped Illustrations in Elementary School Mathematics Textbooks: From the Perspective of Textbook Development

A Case Study of Senior Mathematics Textbooks (People’s Education Press Edition)

Authors
Jia Wei, Jinduo Guo
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Jia Wei
Available Online 29 November 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201128.066How to use a DOI?
Keywords
elementary school mathematics, textbooks, senior grades, gender stereotypes, illustrations
Abstract

Elementary school is a critical period for the formation of students’ gender concept. Illustrations in textbooks have an important impact on the formation of their gender concept. Study on gender orientation in the textbook illustrations shows educators’ great concern for education equality from the micro level and should be taken seriously in the new round of curriculum reform of elementary education. This paper takes the figure illustration of senior mathematics textbooks in elementary school as samples, makes quantitative statistics and qualitative analysis by adopting content analysis method. The investigation findings showed that phenomenon of gender stereotypes did exist in the illustrations to a certain extent, which is embodied in such aspects as the color of clothing, social occupation, domestic division of labor, gesture behavior, mathematical culture, etc. Therefore, relevant institutions and personnel should take some measures to eliminate the possible gender bias in the course of textbook compilation.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Education Studies: Experience and Innovation (ICESEI 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
29 November 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-282-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201128.066How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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