A study to analyze the image of women in public education curricula


Al-Watan learned that the Family Affairs Council is in the process of contracting with a consulting firm to conduct a study aimed at reviewing benchmarks and determining best practices around the image of women in public education curricula in order to reach the best experiences in shaping the mental image of women (taking into account the cultural identity of Saudi women).

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Educational experts believe that the image of women in educational curricula, especially in Arab countries, needs to be reconsidered, and they stressed that there is a tangible gap between women in reality and their image in school textbooks, which encourages children to accept the traditional culture prevailing in their societies towards the opposite sex. Stereotyping, in the eyes of our students, women remain “one” over the decades.

In recent years, many studies and international organizations have focused on this in cultural and educational production, which has prompted some governments to reconsider education curricula.

Studies notes

Studies on the image of women concluded that there is a discrepancy between the representation of women and men in the curricula, which reflects the authority of patriarchal culture, restricting women to traditional roles (cooking and caring), consolidating women’s subordination to men and showing them as the second party in life, in addition to reducing the societal roles of women in education. Only, in the Arabic language books for the first seminar, and a noticeable departure from the reality of women, which does not contribute to the maturation of the two sexes’ view of each other.

– There is a discrepancy between the representation of women and men in the curricula, which reflects the authority of the patriarchal culture.

Restricting women to traditional roles (cooking and caring).

– Consolidating the subordination of women to men and showing them as the second party in life.

Reducing the societal roles of women in education only, in the Arabic language books for the first seminar.

Significantly away from the reality of women.

– The political representation of women and men is far from the books of the Arabic language.

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