|Author:||Li, Haiqing Stella|
|Title:||A comparison of Chinese and Hong Kong English second-language textbooks in relation to gender mixed-method study|
|Advisors:||Feng, Dezheng William (ENGL)|
|Subject:||English language -- Textbooks|
Textbooks -- China -- Hong Kong
Textbooks -- China
Language and languages -- Gender
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
|Department:||Department of English|
|Pages:||116 pages : color illustrations|
|Abstract:||This paper considers a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to explore gender education in textbooks. Through a quantitative analysis of the proportions of male and female characters, pronouns, adjectives, etc., a visual representation of the differences between roles presented for men and women is obtained. A qualitative study is presented based on a critical discourse analysis by selecting specific scenes for discussion, with a view to uncovering the ideologies, beliefs, and values hidden in the discourse and supplementing the inadequacy of quantitative analysis in probing the underlying causes. This study concludes that the issue of equality in gender education in Hong Kong and Chinese textbooks (i.e., the stereotypical perceptions of male and female) have been reduced yet not transformed intrinsically, with men remaining dominant and women being passive. In response to these issues, the study attempts to recommend remedies that include raising awareness among textbook authors and a more balanced approach to teaching among teachers.|
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