Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Science, Humanity and Public Health (ICOSHIP 2021)

Revealing Gender Bias on ELT Textbook: A Critical Discourse Analysis

Authors
Fitri Wijayanti1, *, Alfi Hidayatu Miqawati2, Ihwan Huda Al Mujib3
1, 2, 3Department of Language, Communication, and Tourism, Politeknik Negeri Jember, Indonesia
*Corresponding author Email: fitri@polije.ac.id
Corresponding Author
Fitri Wijayanti
Available Online 17 February 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220207.025How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Gender biased; stereotype; visual artefacts; verbal expression; ELT Textbook
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Science, Humanity and Public Health (ICOSHIP 2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
17 February 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-539-8
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220207.025How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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