語学教科書とジェンダー・バイアス的な表現について  [in Japanese] Concerning Gender-bias within Japanese and Korean Language Textbooks  [in Japanese]

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We have examined whether ideas containing gender bias occur in Japanese and Korean language textbooks used throughout Japan. Our analysis show the presence of stereotypes linked to gender differences within these textbooks, mainly occurring in cut-in illustrations and text in the format of conversation dialogues. Among these, ideas which show a pre-established assumption of the gender of a person solely on the basis of the exercising occupation or performing role within a family home were especially common. Language school teachers should be aware of those biased ideas not only related to gender bias, but also associated with cultural differences as well. Moreover, we believe there is a further need for more appropriate teacher's training programs in order to encourage gender bias free thinking and avoid culturally induced misconceptions.

We have examined whether ideas containing gender bias occur in Japanese and Korean language textbooks used throughout Japan. Our analysis show the presence of stereotypes linked to gender differences within these textbooks, mainly occurring in cut-in illustrations and text in the format of conversation dialogues. Among these, ideas which show a pre-established assumption of the gender of a person solely on the basis of the exercising occupation or performing role within a family home were especially common. Language school teachers should be aware of those biased ideas not only related to gender bias, but also associated with cultural differences as well. Moreover, we believe there is a further need for more appropriate teacher's training programs in order to encourage gender bias free thinking and avoid culturally induced misconceptions.

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  • Journal of the International exchange Support Center

    Journal of the International exchange Support Center 2, 27-42, 2006-03

    Niigata University

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110004786033
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA1208008X
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    Departmental Bulletin Paper
  • ISSN
    1346-1583
  • Data Source
    NII-ELS  IR 
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