Gender Bias Analysis on Grade Five and Six Textbooks of Tigray Region

Gebremedhin, Esayas (2007) Gender Bias Analysis on Grade Five and Six Textbooks of Tigray Region. Masters thesis, Addis Ababa University.

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The study was designed to analyze the verbal and visual contents of grade five and six textbooks of Tigray Region with respect to the portrayal of gender. To conduct the research content analysis was used. A stratified random sampling technique was employed to select the textbook analysis. In this technique, 40 percent (8 textbooks) from the total 20 textbooks were used for the analysis. On the basis of categories frequency counts were made and the frequency counts were changed into percentages. The chisquare (X2) statistical test was employed to analyze the data and to check whether or not significant difference existed between the two sexes. The study revealed that there was a significant difference between the two sexes in the verbal and visual occupational representation of the two grades. In the verbal character traits, male and female sexes were depicted stereo typically, with a significant difference between male and female coverage. However, the visual character traits representation of the two sexes showed an insignificant difference. Balanced treatments were made for both sexes . As the study result indicates, there is gender bias in textbooks and it is recommendable that textbook writers in particular and curriculum developers m general should gwe special attention to gender representation in the preparation of textbooks.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Africana
Depositing User: Kabiru Wallace Ndung'u
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2019 11:55
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2019 11:55

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