Writing to promote gender equality in ELT

I’m delighted to have a guest blog post published by IATEFL MaWSIG today on gender representation in ELT materials, with ideas for writers and editors on promoting gender equality. You can read it here.

And you can read a related posted of mine on promoting social values in the ELT classroom here.

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4 thoughts on “Writing to promote gender equality in ELT

    1. Thanks, yes, I’d seen that. I think the experiment is interesting (and depressing) and the idea of a book celebrating women in this way is great. HOWEVER, I also think that marketing it exclusively for girls to read is wrong – boys need to hear these stories just as much. To me it smacks a bit of cynical commercialism, targeting the ‘princess’ readership. There’s another here which doesn’t do that, though I haven’t read either so can’t comment on quality:

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