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dc.contributorDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.contributor.advisorFeng, Dezheng William (ENGL)en_US
dc.creatorLi, Haiqing Stella-
dc.publisherHong Kong Polytechnic Universityen_US
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_US
dc.titleA comparison of Chinese and Hong Kong English second-language textbooks in relation to gender mixed-method studyen_US
dcterms.abstractThis 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.en_US
dcterms.extent116 pages : color illustrationsen_US
dcterms.isPartOfPolyU Electronic Thesesen_US
dcterms.educationalLevelAll Masteren_US
dcterms.LCSHEnglish language -- Textbooksen_US
dcterms.LCSHTextbooks -- China -- Hong Kongen_US
dcterms.LCSHTextbooks -- Chinaen_US
dcterms.LCSHLanguage and languages -- Genderen_US
dcterms.LCSHTextbook biasen_US
dcterms.LCSHHong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertationsen_US
dcterms.accessRightsrestricted accessen_US

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