Addis Ababa University Libraries Electronic Thesis and Dissertations: AAU-ETD! >
Institute of Language Studies >
ILS Proceedings >
ILS Proceedings - The 19th Annual Conference  >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1347

Authors: Abebech, Gutema Murra
Copyright: 2008
Date Added: 24-Sep-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The present study was designed to investigate some of the factors that contribute to the prevalence of gender bias in the teaching learning process. To that end, survey of English For Ethiopia Grade Ten textbook and two grade ten English language national exam papers was made. Thirty female and male students of Goro High School were taken as samples to assess students’ gender views, perceptions, attitudes, feelings and practices through questionnaire. Grade ten English teachers of the same school were also observed, to check their treatment of female and male students. The same teachers were also interviewed to investigate their practices, feelings and attitudes towards their students in relation to gender. The results tend to show that significant differences were evidenced in the treatment of females and males both at home and at school environments. Females were less mentioned, treated as inferior and the occupational roles given to them both in the textbook and the national exams were of less respected and minimum. In addition, it was proved that female students were less trusted by their teachers and families and undermined by their male counterparts. Finally, based on the major findings, it was recommended that schools, textbooks, the examination center and all concerned bodies have to be cautious in their treatment of females in the teaching learning environments, for most of the barriers of females education (particularly in the English language), are observed to spring from the biases at home and in the school environments.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1347
Appears in:ILS Proceedings - The 19th Annual Conference

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Abebech Gutema.pdf202.92 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in the AAUL Digital Library are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


  Last updated: May 2010. Copyright © Addis Ababa University Libraries - Feedback