Gender Representation in English Textbook Used by Senior High School

Ni Ketut Putri Nila Sudewi, Ni Luh Sutjiati Beratha, Ni Wayan Sukarini


This article would like to investigate the gender representation in the English textbook entitled “Bahasa Inggris Stop Bullying Now” used in XI Grade of Senior High School published by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia revised edition 2017. It is used quantitative and qualitative method by using content analysis technique. The results will be focused on the analysis of six aspects which suggested by Logsdon. They were: 1) the number of female/male pictorial representation or illustration, 2) number of female/male characters, 3) male and female mentioned, 4) female/male roles models, 5) female/male roles activities, and 6) pattern of mentioning female/male names. The findings showed that gender bias really exists in the textbook. Males are more visible in all aspects including pictures, characters, mentioned, gender role models, female/male activity, and pattern of mentioning male/female. Besides, the use of language by male and female characters such as verbosity, the use of intensifiers, and the use of questions are identified. 


Gender Representation; English Textbook; Senior High School

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