EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.12, pp.311-329, 2012 (SSCI)
Problem Statement: Coursebooks have great impacts on students' sexist attitudes in the years to come. Texts and pictures are carved into students' minds and in this way students' behaviour is shaped. The coursebooks can help to create a more egalitarian social structure and can serve to combat sexism; on the other hand, they can serve to uphold existing sexist patterns and reproduce new ones. In that sense, it can be said that contents in the coursebooks serve to maintain and reproduce sexist attitudes and patriarchy.