Gender Depiction in Indonesian School Textbooks: Progress or Deterioration

Gender Depiction in Indonesian School Textbooks: Progress or Deterioration

Iwu Dwisetyani Utomo, Peter McDonald, Terence Hull, Ida Rosyidah, Tati Hattimah, Nurul Ilmi Idrus, Saparinah Sadli, and Jamhari Makruf

Source: Paper presented at IUSSP International Population Conference, Marrakech, Morocco, Friday, October 02, 2009.

Gender refers to the socially constructed roles ascribed to males and females. These roles are learned, change over time, and vary widely within and across cultures. Socially learned gender is an acquired identity. In developing curriculum materials that are more gender sensitive and integrate reproductive health education, the following approach to gender will be used. “Gender is a set of social and cultural practices that influence the lives of all women and men in the way that it organises society and interacts with other social institutions” (Riley 2006:110-11).

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