There is nothing new in identifying racial and gender stereotypes in textbooks. What is problematic is that it still happens. Stereotypes start to develop at home from birth onwards – the age of 3 has been researched as an age when children take on racial prejudice, so the textbooks may just be reinforcing views developed much earlier,but that is no excuse…..
By M Niaz Asadullah, Professor of Development Economics at the University of Malaya, Malaysia, and Kazi Mukitul Islam, German Embassy, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Female education is widely believed to benefit society through both economic and non-economic channels. Yet, for decades, girls around the developing world have lagged behind boys in education. Realizing the seriousness of the […]