Gender Models in Reader Plans in Peru

2019 edition

Rosali Leon Ciliotta

Where do we learn the acceptable behaviors expected from us as members of a particular society? Can the books we read cement the mandates of gender behaviors as we grow up? Do the books we read in school offer a balanced representation of gender or do they tend towards traditional models? My PhD thesis looks to answer all of these questions in the context of Peruvian primary school reader plans through a Gender Representation Grid (applicable to virtually any reader plan or book selection) that analyzes variables such as the gender of the characters present in the books and illustrations, their personalities, behaviors and emotional expressions among other elements that will create a comprehensive picture of how gender is represented in the 88 books that comprise the research corpus of my thesis.