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|Title: ||IMAGES OF FEMALES: CONTENT ANALYSIS OF GRADE NINE TEXTBOOK|
|Authors: ||SHITAYE, MINALE|
|Advisors: ||Ato Amare Asgedom|
|Copyright: ||May-2001 |
|Date Added: ||21-Nov-2012 |
|Abstract: ||The study was designed to analyze the verbal and visual content of Grade Nine
Textbooks with respect to the portrayal of gender.
The method employed was content analysis. Stratified random sampling techniques
were used. In this technique, 40.6 percent (888 pages) from the total 2183 pages
were used for the analysis. Additional information were gathered through
Based on the main categories developed, frequencies were counted and changed
into percentages. Chi-square statistical test was employed to analyse the data and to
see whether significant difference exists between the two sexes or not.
The study revealed the following results.
In the verbal and visual coverage of all textbooks (nouns, pronouns and adjectives) of
the two sexes, male were covered more frequently than females.
To see order of appearance of verbal expressions, first, middle, and last appearances
were counted, male was more presented than female in the first appearance, while
females were absent in the first and few in the middle appearance. There was
balanced treatment of both sexes in visual order of appearances.
There is also observed a significant difference between male, and female in verbal
and visual representation of different activities and work role in which male was
One of the category was character traits or personal attributes. The result indicates
that, male were more portrayed than female in the studied textbooks of verbal
representation. But in visual representation particularly in character there was no
significant difference between male and female.
As the study result indicates, there is gender bias in textbooks and it is
recommendable that textbook writers in particular, and curriculum developers in
general have give attention to gender issues in the preparation of school textbooks.|
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