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GENDER STEREOTYPES IN MATHEMATICS TEXTBOOKS
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics and Science Education. (Social and Critical Aspects in Mathematics Education - SOCAME)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6099-7426
(Social and Critical Aspects in Mathematics Education - SOCAME)
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education - ICME 13: ID: 1531 
TSG 33 - Equity in mathematics education (including gender)
invited for extended paper submission (8 pages), 2016Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to investigate to what extent photographs in Swedish mathematicstextbooks for grades 8 and 9 are gender stereotyped. Drawing on research in feminist studies weperformed a thematic analysis. The total number of males in the photographs is higher than thetotal of females. One pattern found is that males more often are represented as being active orproducing than females. There are more than twice as many passive females compared to males.Within the category caring/serving, females are more related to caring in the home and maleimages to serving in a job. These patterns are in the paper viewed as part of a structure where girlsare under stereotyped threats with expectancy to be passive rather than engaging in mathematicsintensive study programs, such as technology university studies.

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2016.
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Social Sciences
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Mathematics Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-133469OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-133469DiVA: diva2:963098
Conference
the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Hamburg, 24-31 July 2016
Available from: 2016-09-08 Created: 2016-09-08 Last updated: 2016-09-08

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