Guidelines for textbook review and analysis from a gender perspective

The present Guidelines are intended to provide a practical, systematic course of action for educational researchers, curriculum developers, policy makers and others seeking to promote gender equality through education in ways that get at the deeper issues embedded in textbooks as well as the more superficial aspects that impede progress toward meaningful reform. From a methodological standpoint, an analytical framework using both quantitative and qualitative instruments is suggested as a combined strategy for uncovering both subtle and more obvious expressions of gender disparities and biases.