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Breaking gender stereotypes in technology education: Developing strategies in the English classroom

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dc.contributor.author Pérez Sabater, Carmen es_ES
dc.contributor.author Pérez Sabater, María Luisa es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-12T12:13:07Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-12T12:13:07Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.issn 1682-3257
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/46947
dc.description.abstract [EN] Recent research on gender issues has highlighted the scarcity of women in technology education. The need to close the gender gap in these university studies has been addressed by administrations and professionals in the field. In this line, this article presents the results of a project carried out in two learning environments: a university ESP course and a general English language class in secondary education. First, in order to observe gender bias, a discourse analysis of textbooks for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) was undertaken, focusing on the specific topics of science and technology to observe the representation of women and sexist language in written discourse. Then, as a speaking exercise, some simulation activities were devised and carried out in the English class aiming at helping students to be aware of gender imbalance in the field of technology. These activities gave rise to a discussion on gender stereotypes in the media as well. The article concludes with theeducational value of these learning strategies and their implications for society. The debriefing sessions carried out suggest that the project has served to motivate learners of English and has promoted gender bias awareness in different branches of engineering. The novelty of the project consists in interacting language skills, mainly speaking, with strategies developed to promote the incorporation of females in higher technological education, both in an ESP university course and in secondary education. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher TransEarl Co Ltd. es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof English for Specific Purposes World es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof http://www.esp-world.info/Articles_38/Abstracts/Perez-Sabater_Breaking_gender_stereotypes.htm
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject ELT es_ES
dc.subject ESP es_ES
dc.subject Technology education es_ES
dc.subject Simulation es_ES
dc.subject Gender discrimination es_ES
dc.subject.classification FILOLOGIA INGLESA es_ES
dc.title Breaking gender stereotypes in technology education: Developing strategies in the English classroom es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Lingüística Aplicada - Departament de Lingüística Aplicada es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Pérez Sabater, C.; Pérez Sabater, ML. (2013). Breaking gender stereotypes in technology education: Developing strategies in the English classroom. English for Specific Purposes World. 14(38):1-14. http://hdl.handle.net/10251/46947 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://esp-world.info/Articles_38/Abstracts/Perez-Sabater_Breaking_gender_stereotypes.htm es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 14 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 14 es_ES
dc.description.issue 38 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 259915


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