American Journal of Applied Sciences

Sex Bias in Secondary School Social Studies Textbooks: A Case Study in India

K. Sumalatha and D. Ramakrishnaiah

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2004.62.63

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 1, Issue 1

Pages 62-63


Textbooks are filled with names of famous men and authors. So a reexamination of the composition of the textbook writing staff has been necessary for the staff’s conception of male-female equality has a tremendous influence on the formation of gender role consciousness in children. It is difficult for girls to find names of women who were active in times of national crisis. So a mention of women freedom fighters is most essential. The findings of the present study point the need for reform and revision in to help shape the children’s views on the development of new ideas of gender roles suitable for future society.


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