Author: Fikri Yansyah1
1English Education Study Program, Tarbiyah & Teaching Science Faculty, Islamic State University, Raden Fatah, Palembang, Indonesia
Abstract: This study aimed at figuring out the representation of gender in English textbooks from the 2013 curriculum in Indonesia, to confirm how the government deals with gender equality and the Indonesian traditional cultures towards gender. The model of this study was content analysis research. Three series of English textbooks for senior high school students from curriculum 2013 with 1361 characters and 429 pictures were analyzed. The characters data were identified, classified and coded into a male and female division based on six aspects from Brugeilles & Cromer (2009), while the pictures were simply classified into a male or female category. Then, percentages and inferences were presented as the discussion. The results of the study showed that some textbooks still reflected Indonesian traditional culture towards gender that dominantly presented male representation. Afterward, there was not any textbook which supported gender equality. At last, summarizing and recommendation were stated as a final statement.
Keywords: Gender Equality, Traditional Culture, Gender Representation, English Textbooks, Curriculum 2013
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ISSN 2520-0968 (Online), ISSN 2409-1294 (Print), September 2018, Vol.5, No.1