Bildungswissenschaften und akademisches Selbstverständnis in einer globalisierten Welt- Education and Academic Self-Concept in the Globalized World
Edited By Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg and Thomas Vogel
This volume presents a series of contributions from the XIX. International Scientific Conference on The Reform of Education and Teacher’s Training on the topic Educational Sciences in Search of Global Identity which was conceived and organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences and Heidelberg University of Education (Germany). Main topics of the conference were educational quality standards of Higher and Secondary Education. This kind of quality management relies on the acquisition of interactive competence in socialization and the educational sector. The development of these basic skills is prerequisite for achieving an identity in order to meet the challenges of our society in the coming decade.
Social Aspects of Gender Representation in Efl Textbooks
Evelina Brusokaitė, Daiva Verikaitė
The aim of the present research was to determine social gender representation patterns in the Lithuanian, British and Argentinian EFL textbooks. To achieve the aim, EFL textbooks circulated in Lithuania (Super English 4), the UK (Speakout) and Argentina (My Life 2) were analyzed with regard to social aspects of gender representation. The methods chosen for the study were content analysis and the calculation of the relative frequency of occurrence. The results revealed that the Lithuanian EFL textbook depicts females in a stereotyped way with regard to household duties. However, females are visible in the field of IT which is treated as a male specific attribute in the other two analysed textbooks. The content analysis of illustrations in the British EFL textbook revealed that males dominate the labour market whereas females are engaged only in the artistic occupations as dancers, models or singers. Furthermore, in the Argentinian EFL textbook females are excluded from the field of IT; however, they are not associated with the domestic sphere. In contrast to Lithuanian EFL textbook, females are presented lying on the beach, sunbathing, and watching TV. Further studies can examine other aspects of gender representation and cover wider range of EFL textbooks.
Keywords: gender representation, gender-awareness, gender-bias, visibility, gender roles and gender attributes
Gender is the object of interdisciplinary investigation. It is an important area of study in sociology, sociolinguistics, psychology and linguistics. Sociologists claim that...