Revealing Gender Bias on ELT Textbook: A Critical Discourse Analysis
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- Gender biased; stereotype; visual artefacts; verbal expression; ELT Textbook
There would be long efforts done by the government to eliminate gender inequality in education. These efforts emphasize on building positive images on female and male representations, particularly on the textbook. However, this paper examined that in the ELT textbooks are still inculcated with the representation of gender biased. The gender inequality can be portrayed in several ways, including (1) gender stereotyping, (2) quantitative imbalance, and (3) male firstness. This form of gender inequality emerged in the form of visual artifacts. The visual artifacts refer to pictures which illustrate the theme discussed (e.g. a cooking mother, business man). The existence of gender biased and stereotypical representation in the textbook shows the facts that gender inequality really happens. It is suggested then that the government help the textbook developer to promote gender equality through the use of textbooks.
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TY - CONF AU - Fitri Wijayanti AU - Alfi Hidayatu Miqawati AU - Ihwan Huda Al Mujib PY - 2022 DA - 2022/02/17 TI - Revealing Gender Bias on ELT Textbook: A Critical Discourse Analysis BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Science, Humanity and Public Health (ICOSHIP 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 158 EP - 161 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220207.025 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220207.025 ID - Wijayanti2022 ER -