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Gender inclination in English and Arabic teaching professions

Kama, Nonglaksana and Mat Daud, Nuraihan and Mat Daud, Nor Shidrah (2014) Gender inclination in English and Arabic teaching professions. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, 20. pp. 102-105. ISSN 1990-9233

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Gender stereotyping in society may influence career aspirations. This research seeks to determine if this is true for language teaching profession. The study focuses on the distribution of English and Arabic teachers according to their gender. For this purpose, the number of English and Arabic instructors or academic staff at the public universities in Malaysia was surveyed. The results were compared and the study revealed that there was a higher number of female English instructors/academic than Arabic. On the other hand, males generally outnumbered females in the area of Arabic language teaching. Some possible explanations for the findings are discussed. Key words: Arabic Teacher English Teacher Gender Stereotyping

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2341/38639
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arabic Teacher, English Teacher, Gender Stereotyping
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Languages and Management
Depositing User: Asst. Prof. Dr. NONGLAKSANA KAMA
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2014 11:36
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2018 09:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/38639

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