Journal of Language Teaching and Research, Vol 4, No 3 (2013), 454-463, May 2013

Gender and Language Education Research: A Review

Abolaji S. Mustapha


Gender and language education studies have multiplied in the past one decade. However, it does not appear that any state-of-the-art article has reviewed the various undertakings. This paper attempts to fill this gap by focusing on gender representation in learning materials and classroom interaction studies globally within gender and education literature. Selected studies from the 70s to date are reviewed under three phases and suggestions for further investigation are made with the anticipation that learning materials and classroom interaction studies would help facilitate the achievement of the goal of gender equality in and through education.


language education; gender; research; review


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