基礎教育學報



香港小學中文科課本中的父母親形象研究

1997.第7卷第1期(Vol. 7 No. 1).pp. 21–37
 

香港小學中文科課本中的父母親形象研究

A Study on the Image of Parents Appeared in the Chinese Language Textbooks of Primary Schools

何偉傑、張桂蓮、黃敏儀、王笑娟(Wai-Kit HO, Kwai-Lin CHEUNG, Man-Yee WONG, & Siu-Kuen WONG)

摘要

香港婦女的就業率和離婚個案不斷攀升。這個現象說明了婦女逐漸走向社會,父母親的形象也逐漸改變。

本研究是探討小學中文科課本中的父母親的形象地位和家庭事務的參與和支配力量。研究對象為四套現行小學中文科課本。研究方法是分析課文和插圖所反映的父母親的角色特徵。

研究結果顯示現行課本仍然描述和提倡傳統的「男主外,女主內」的特徵。這個結果,可讓我們重新思考對兒童所灌輸的父母親的形象地位。

Abstract

The employment rate of Hong Kong women and the divorce cases surged up continuously. This phenomenon indicated that women gradually stepped in the society and the image of the parent has been changed accordingly.

This research was to study the image and status of the parent, the participation and support of family affairs that appeared in the Chinese language textbooks at primary schools. The research target lied on four sets of Chinese language textbooks in use. The research method was to analyse the contents and pictures which reflected the characteristics of parental role.

The research result indicated that a traditional image of "Men work outside and women stay in" is still widely described and advocated in the present textbooks. This result enables us to reconsider the parental role instilled into the children.