Gender Discrimination In Pakistan

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Introduction The research paper aims to investigate construction of gender identities in Punjab textbooks of Pakistan. In Pakistan, Textbooks are one of the foremost teaching and erudition resources used in the schools. Haycroft (1998) suggests that one of the advantages of using textbooks is that they are psychologically essential for students since their progress and achievement can be measured concretely when we use them. Researchers have inspected is gender stereotyping, explicitly and implicitly promoted by various kinds of media. Exposure to traditional gender-typed symbolic models in children’s books, television, and movies play a role in the vicarious learning of such traditional gender role standards.Mischel(1970). Gender prejudice…show more content…
It can be argue that women are considered weak and feeble and the conditions related with the women are harmful that women are feeble and males are strong and powerful part of the society. In societies where the males are dominating than women, the patterns of attitudes and behaviors are clear in the language and most of the time these are the suitable norms. In the context of the study, it can be argues that this in one reason that gender discrimination is commonly seen and largely accepted by the people. In its existing form of education, textbooks are a mean of sustaining, reproducing and emphasizing the gender hierarchies that portray…show more content…
In a society, or culture where learners exposure to written material is mostly confined to the prescribed school texts, the role of such reading material in development of the learners personality is obviously very significant as the images and the roles in which character are portrayed directly and indirectly influenced. This effect assumed to positive values and attitudes. Although it can serve for children’s socialization, the problem is that it could also ‘restrict children’s role behavior’ (Scott, 1981:136) and ‘shortchange girls by limiting their horizons and expectations’ Macaulay and Brice, 1997:821). This means that children learn about gender and how to “do gender” because it is central to the way we organize society. They learn culturally appropriate ways of thinking and being as they follow routine rituals and respond to the everyday demands of the world in which they

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