Date of Award

1996

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Education Honours

School

School of Education

Faculty

Faculty of Education

First Advisor

Anne Thwaite

Abstract

1bis research focuses on the issue of gender in education. It looks at the role counter-sexist texts play in the formation, consolidation and interruption of children's gender ideology. It initially investigates whether or not counter-sexist texts can change agency in children's writing by analysing children's own narrative writing. Then it seeks to shed light on the ways that children respond to these types of texts by using transcripts from discussion sessions. The sample consisted of 20 students from a Western Australian state primary school. These students were randomly distributed into a control and experimental group. Each week. for a period of five weeks, the participants took part in discussions about various texts. The experimental group studied counter-sexist text

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