Qualitative content analysis of Polish textbooks in terms of gender equality

Published: 16 August 2022| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/znfy69xbr2.2
Aleksandra Gajda


The main aim of the study was to identify the image of gender equality in Polish primary school textbooks. A thematic analysis of textbook content with elements of constant comparison method was carried out based on the six domains of the Gender Equality Index: work, money, knowledge, time, power and health. A total of 56 textbooks (32 Polish language textbooks and workbooks and 24 mathematics textbooks and workbooks) for primary school grades seven and eight were analysed. The content of the analysed textbooks seems to reflect the findings of the Gender Equality Index (GEI) regarding the Polish social reality.



Akademia Pedagogiki Specjalnej im Marii Grzegorzewskiej


Content Analysis, Grounded Theory in Qualitative Research