GENDER NEUTRALITY IN TEXTBOOK “BAHASA INGGRIS ” FOR ELEVENTH GRADE STANDARDIZED TEXTBOOK OF 2017 CURRICULUM FROM THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE.
This article seeks to investigate gender neutrality in the English textbook "Bahasa Inggris," which is used in the XI Grade of Senior High School and is published by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia in its revised edition 2017. Gender issues in Indonesia are critical in all aspects of life, including education, particularly physics textbooks. Physics textbooks, as common learning resources in the science classroom, should present gender neutrality to encourage women's contributions to science. They are frequently regarded as less capable than men in science. However, few studies of gender representation in physics textbooks are conducted in Indonesia. As a result, the current study looks into gender neutrality in Indonesian physics textbooks. A descriptive qualitative approach was used. Visibility, firstness, masculine generic construction, activity, and occupation are the five elements. In terms of quantity, males dominated four aspects: visibility, firstness, masculine generic construction, and occupation, while females were more visible in the activity aspect. Despite this, the numerical disparity was not significant in any aspect except visibility. However, in terms of quality, visibility, and activity, it was discovered that female and male are presented fairly in English textbooks at the high school level by involving females in all aspects, implying that females are now considered as important and useful as males.