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ERIC Number: ED505434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
An Investigation of the Manifestation of Sexism in EFL/ESL Textbooks
Ghorbani, Laya
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The present study, under the sponsorship of Islamic Azad University of Bandar Abbas, Iran, was designed to examine the manifestation of sexism in three EFL/ESL textbook series ("American Headway", "Interchange (3rd Ed.)", and "Person to Person") currently used in Iranian Language Institutes. A critical content analysis was conducted over the text and illustrations of each of the textbook series, based on following items: (1) female and male characters; (2) woman and men portrayal in occupational roles and professional settings; (3) first place occurrences; (4) women and men in social roles; (5) women and men in domestic roles; and (6) adjectives used for men and women. The results were collected in terms of the frequency of occurrences of gender-linked concepts and views. The findings indicated that the content of these EFL/ESL textbooks still contained and showed stereotypes of masculinity and femininity, i.e. gender stereotypes. Therefore, the results in general seem convincing enough to this claim that EFL/ESL textbooks currently used in Iranian language institutes still present sexist concepts and attitudes. (Contains 3 figures and 5 tables.) (Abstract adjusted to meet ERIC guidelines.]
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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