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Moore, Robyn – Review of Education, 2021
Although multiculturalism replaced the White Australia Policy in the 1970s, the Australian nation continues to be imagined predominantly as a White space from which Aborigines, Torres Strait Islanders and peoples of non-White immigrant heritage are excluded. Whereas White people's positioning as Australian is secure and taken for granted,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Textbook Content, Textbook Bias
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Namatende-Sakwa, Lydia – Teachers College Record, 2021
Background: Undergirding the dominant research focus on gender representation in textbooks is the assumption that making texts progressive in their construction of gender is a panacea for equality in the classroom. As this study demonstrates, however, textbooks containing traditional representations of gender can be used to challenge biases, while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbook Content, Sex Fairness, Textbook Selection
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Siegler, Robert S.; Im, Soo-Hyun; Braithwaite, David – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2020
Although almost everyone agrees that the environment shapes children's learning, surprisingly few studies assess in detail the specific environments that shape children's learning of specific content. The present article briefly reviews examples of how such environmental assessments have improved understanding of child development in diverse…
Descriptors: Child Development, Mathematics Education, Textbook Bias, Fractions
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Willinsky, John – Science & Education, 2020
Following on earlier examinations of biology high school textbooks' handling of race, this study examines eleven biology textbooks, intended for US high school use and published between 2014 and 2019. It offers a close reading of these textbooks' treatment of four topics that have been associated with race: genetic disorders, human origins, skin…
Descriptors: High School Students, Textbook Bias, Racial Bias, Science Education
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Blinkova, Alexandra; Vermeer, Paul – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Religious education (RE) has been recently introduced into the Russian educational system as a compulsory regular school subject. The present study offers a critical analysis of one of the most popular Russian textbooks of RE. This critical analysis supports our earlier findings regarding the controversial character of RE in Russia. Despite the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Textbooks, Citizenship Education
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Al Abiky, Waleed B. – English Language Teaching, 2019
In an era of rapid and sustainable alterations, Saudi Arabia are now going through transformation in gender roles and opportunities. The current study aimed to investigate the gender roles in the two major English language textbooks widely used by Saudi female high school students, namely "Traveller 1" and "Traveller 2," which…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Foreign Countries, Females, Textbooks
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Agcihan, Ezgi; Gokce, Asiye Toker – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Textbooks might be one of the main resources of teachers even today however there have been many changes in education media and Technologies. Especially language course books used in foreign language teaching can be the basic source of learning when the target language is not spoken in the country where the language is thought. Thus, it can be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Turkish, Foreign Language Books, Second Language Learning
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Deckman, Sherry L.; Fulmer, Ellie Fitts; Kirby, Keely; Hoover, Katharine; Mackall, Abena Subira – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2018
Textbooks are a multimillion dollar publishing business in the United States. Even as 21st-century classrooms become more multimodal, digital and hardcopy textbooks remain a key feature of American education. Consequently, classroom textbooks have been shown to control knowledge dissemination across the content areas. In particular, health texts…
Descriptors: Race, Gender Differences, Sexuality, Elementary Education
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Namatende-Sakwa, Lydia – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
Informed by a feminist post-structural framework, this study departs from the overriding emphasis on explicit constructions of women in textbooks. It focuses on culturally implicit knowledge and/or gendered discourses that have informed the construction of gender in Ugandan secondary school textbooks. Findings illuminate the construction of women…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Textbook Content, Gender Issues
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Sulaimani, Amjjad – English Language Teaching, 2017
This study explores gender representation in an international English as a Foreign Language (EFL) textbook that has been specifically adapted for the Saudi Arabian context. It aims to investigate gender frequencies in conversations in three dimensions: gender relations, subject positions, and contents. The quantitative data were analysed using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbook Content, English (Second Language), Discourse Analysis
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Abdou, Ehaab D.; Chan, W. Y. Alice – Multicultural Perspectives, 2017
How are religious traditions and exchanges between them constructed in textbooks used in Quebec? Through a critical discourse analysis of History and Citizenship Education, and Ethics and Religious Culture textbooks, we find that the Abrahamic monotheistic tradition is valorized, while non-Abrahamic monotheistic traditions and polytheism are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion Studies, Religion, Religious Factors
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Thomas, Paul – Cogent Education, 2017
The discourse of equity and egalitarianism has a long pedigree in Norway. However, this discourse has recently come under severe strain as evidenced by the growing segregation of schools along ethnic lines in the capital Oslo. This paper considers the portrayal of non-westerners in four English textbooks used in the teaching of English as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, English (Second Language), Textbook Content
Kimitris, Petros N. – Online Submission, 2017
The present study was designed to explore the role of Rebousi et al's primary 6th grade history school book in evaluating the experience of a nation but also to examine the causes behind the reactions of political parties, historians and the wider public. History books and politics have very deep roots that reflect on old responsibilities,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Elementary School Students, History Instruction
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Mikander, Pia – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
In an unequal world, education about global inequality can be seen as a controversial but necessary topic for social science to deal with. Even though the world no longer consists of colonies and colonial powers, many aspects of the global economy follow the same patterns as during colonial times, with widening gaps between the world's richest and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Foreign Policy, Citizenship Education
Mann, David A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Drawing on the principles of critical multicultural teacher education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and bilingual education, this study examined how pre-service teachers were prepared to educate Emerging Bilinguals (EBs) in ESOL-infused teacher education programs in Florida universities. The textual analysis of a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Bilingual Students, Second Language Instruction
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