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The Concept Of Gender In 7th. Grade Elt Course Books

Author(s): Hatice Çubukçu, Pınar Sivaslıgil
Subject(s): Language studies, Gender Studies, Education, Foreign languages learning, Pragmatics
Published by: Ankara Üniversitesi TÖMER
Keywords: Gender Ideology; Speech acts; Empowering discourse;

Summary/Abstract: This study aims to investigate ELT textbooks from the perspective of gender ideology underlying the representations of female and male figures, considering that coursebooks play an important role in children’s development of ‘gender’. The 7th grade English coursebook published by the Turkish Ministry of Education has been selected as the object of investigation, mainly because they are used by a large population at state schools. Both verbal and non verbal features of the textbooks have been analyzed through the content analysis, and discourse analysis has been applied to the verbal components to depict any possible power assymmetries reflected through language between two genders.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 137
  • Page Range: 7-19
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Turkish