ERIC Number: ED209914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Women in Foreign-Language Textbooks: A Collection of Essays. Collection d'"Etudes linguistiques" No. 24.
Freudenstein, R., Ed.
Essays that consider the way that women are portrayed in foreign language textbooks are presented. The selected essays were submitted to a competition sponsored by the Federation Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes, which requested that language teachers assess such concerns as: (1) whether women were described in a stereotyped way; (2) whether the descriptions reinforced certain prejudices; (3) whether the view presented by the textbook was a true representation of women's role in the society in which they lived, as well as the country in which the target language is spoken; and (4) the attitudes associated with their textbook activities. The essays are as follows: "Hungarian Women in Reality," Kata Ittzes; "'Italiano Vivo' and Its Women," Dino Bressan; "The Seven Sisters," Sandra D. Lingskog; "Sexism in the Foreign-Language Classroom," Jean S. Bidwell; "The Limits of My Language Are the Limits of My World," Fairlee W. Carroll; "Spanish Language Instruction and the Role of Women," Barbara Gonzales; "The Role of Women in 'Speak English,'" Bernadette Grandcolas; "The Role of Women in 'Le Francais et la Vie,'" G. Christopher Hartley; "The Role of Women in the 'Eating Course in German,'" Brian O. Murdoch and Ursula I. Murdoch; "Zur Rolle der Frau im Lehrbuch 'Etudes francaises,'" Elivara Ott-Eckrich; "Women in the World of 'Kernel Lessons Intermediate,'" Hilary Rees-Parnall; "Cultural Chauvinism in Foreign-Language Textbooks," Anneliese Sartori Stein. (SW)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Family Life, Females, Foreign Countries, Foreign Language Books, French, German, Higher Education, Hungarian, Italian, Language Usage, Males, Role Perception, Second Language Instruction, Sex Bias, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Spanish, Textbook Bias, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association Internationale pour la Recherche et la Diffusion des Methodes Audio-visuelles et Structuro-globales, Ghent (Belgium).; Federation International des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes.
Identifiers - Location: France; Germany; Hungary; Italy; Thailand; United States