An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


This study aims at discussing women images in grade eight textbooks in the Palestinian schools. The researchers used three main tools to collect the required data; content analysis tool was developed for the purpose of analyzing the targeted textbooks (Arabic, Science, Math, and social studies) from gender point of view. The pictures, language, roles and responsibilities of male and female in the textbooks were noticed and analyzed. 15 Semi structured interviews were conducted with teachers in a different schools and classes were observed. The study found that the participation of female authors in textbooks authors is less than the participation of males. The stereotyped image of women is still reflected in the textbooks with slight improvement in the Arabic textbooks. The study recommended that more training workshops for teachers in gender awareness should be conducted.