Student teachers' perceptions of gendered texts in English language

Kizilaslan I.

2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 08 February 2010, vol.2, pp.3528-3531 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.546
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.3528-3531
  • Keywords: English language teaching, textbooks, gendered textbook texts, student teachers, teacher treatment, TEXTBOOKS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Although the previous research pointed to the shortcomings of ELT textbooks as regards their representation of gender, it did not explain how ELT teachers perceive gendered texts in textbooks. In order to fill that information gap, this study attempted to obtain senior English language student teachers' own perceptions of particular "gender-critical points" in primary level ELT textbooks. Student teachers' views were probed by means of a survey which asked two open-ended questions and the survey was supplemented by focus group interviews. The findings revealed the range of possible ways Turkish student teachers dealt with gendered textbook texts. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.