Inculcating gender conscience in school syllabi: an analysis of higher secondary level english text book

Rajeswari V.S and Asha J.V

The present paper analyses the role of English syllabus at the Higher Secondary level in upholding the concept of Women Empowerment. It also attempts at a unit wise analysis of Std. XII English reader to identify the treatment of women empowerment in the course content. The analysis of the content reveals an in-depth discussion of the elements of women empowerment. This unit analysis reminds the fact that education, job and self awareness helps the woman to become powerful. It brings to light how women can overcome their social and cultural backwardness through education, determination and courage. The present English syllabus at the Higher Secondary Level (XII) helps the learners to realize the importance of empowering women for the overall upliftment of a nation. It is praise worthy to notice that the content units helpthe learners to develop an empathetic attitude towards social issues.

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