Title

Gender portrayal in Filipino reading books for children

College

Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education

Department/Unit

Dept of English and Applied Linguistics

Document Type

Article

Source Title

RAP Journal

First Page

32

Last Page

40

Publication Date

10-2007

Abstract

The findings of the study reported here show an improvement in the way girls are portrayed in children's books. Like boys, they are also shown as strong, physically active, and wise. However, there still exists some inequality in the way boys and girls are depicted. One notable finding is the absence of elements of destruction and competition in the books analyzed. Larger study samples and alternative modes of analysis are recommended to get a clearer picture of gender portrayal in Filipino children's books. Teachers, writers, and parents are also reminded to be sensitive to this issue and to help children deal critically with text.

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Disciplines

Gender and Sexuality | Reading and Language

Keywords

Sex differences in literature; Children's books

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