The Eastern Asian Research on Gender Bias in Secondary School Textbooks

Chia Lin Lu, Yao Jung Lin


Students might take much time to learn from textbooks to develop their gender roles at school, the proper textbooks which attained the objectives of gender equality were needed. To take the cultural context into consideration, the EFL studies on gender bias in textbooks (GBIT) of secondary schools in the regions of eastern Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, were chosen to reviewed and discussed in this article. This review might contribute to understand the development of research on GBIT in eastern Asia. Those reseach on GBIT not only helped the positive development of gender equity pertaining to textbooks but also informed secondary school teachers and students of the need to take heed of those gender-biased contents in textbooks.

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