Spanish First Cycle Primary School Textbooks’ Graphic Representations. A Study on Gender, Culture and Functional Diversity
This paper analyses graphic representation of gender, functional and cultural diversity in Spanish Primary Education textbooks. A sample of 528 images from three different textbooks by three of the main publishing houses in Spain was studied. Results showed equal representation in terms of gender. However, textbooks still do not sufficiently include graphic representations of cultural or functional diversity. Greater efforts are needed to ensure that textbooks reflect the classroom‘s reality and that diversity normalized in schools.
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