RAISING GENDER AWARENESS IN THE CLASSROOM: TEACHERS NEED TO WRITE STORIES, TOO

Suwarno, Bambang (2016) RAISING GENDER AWARENESS IN THE CLASSROOM: TEACHERS NEED TO WRITE STORIES, TOO. In: Symposium of International Languages and Knowledge 2016, 10 - 12 Juni 2016, Songkhla, Thailand.

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Abstract

One great challenge facing the present century is equality between men and women. Education has a strategic position, as schools may cultivate desirable values, including equality, in the society. One way to cultivate the spirit of equality is through the introduction of gender-equality materials, e.g., short stories, for reading and discussion. The problem is that such stories might not be readily available. For example, a previous study on the weekly publications of short stories in three Indonesian newspapers indicated the scarcity of such materials. Therefore, an attempt is made to develop such stories. The first step is to review some gender related concepts. Then, criteria are proposed for assessing and developing gender-equality stories. Subsequently, two synopses of genderequality stories (in the Indonesian language) that have been published, under the pen name of Widya Saraswati, are provided as examples. These stories were used in some experiments to raise gender awareness among students. The conclusion is that it is possible to write gender equality stories and to use these stories and other gender related materials to improve gender attitude among students. It is recommended that teachers start writing their own gender aware stories.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of English Education
Depositing User: Septi Septi
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2019 15:09
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2019 15:09
URI: http://repository.unib.ac.id/id/eprint/19039

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