Title Details

What's the Problem

Examines the problems found by teachers and students in three different areas where the common denominators are high unemployment, low income and low educational priority by parents.
Series : Priority Schools | Episode : 3 | Year : 1978 | Total Duration : 12 Minutes | Producer : Jan Sharp
Director : Janet Isaac |
Picturesque WS across river and green rolling hills of northern NSW coastal countryside. Zoom into distant township. Track down main street of small town with uncurbed timber and tin houses. Track past pub and WS of cars past local two-teacher school.
Access No. 133619 | 1 min 11 secs | 1970s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS primary school boys, many Aboriginal, playing football in playground with teacher, none in uniforms. CU interview with male teacher talking about consequences that poverty and disadvantage has had on the children. GS Aboriginal boy skipping and VS children playing and wrestling. Female teacher playing with children and small boy ringing bell.
Access No. 133625 | 41 secs | 1970s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS primary school children playing and moving into classrooms. CUs young children taking coloured combs hanging from hooks on all and CU to sign about brushing teeth daily. VS male teacher playing football with children, many of whom are Aboriginal. Female teacher in classroom. VS children sitting in groups reading and working at desks. Voice over of teacher explaining challenge of teaching disadvantaged children.
Access No. 133627 | 1 min 14 secs | 1970s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS group of schoolchildren, mainly Aboriginal sitting on lawn playing guitars and singing.
Access No. 133629 | 52 secs | 1970s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS male teacher in classroom with class sitting at his feet identifying flash cards out loud. CUs faces of young Laotian, Vietnamese and Timorese children participating in class. MS Asian Liaison Officer talking about family situations of refugee students. VS children in classroom sing ÒRock My SoulÓ.
Access No. 133630 | 1 min 20 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS Asian family groups outside hostel accommodation. Track past groups outside Nissan huts. VS Asian children colouring in in classroom. VS mixed group of children playing and eating in playground. Zoom to shy young Asian girl following an older pair of girls in the playground and MS young Asian boy looking forlorn sitting with folded arms on bench.
Access No. 133638 | 1 min 55 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS Sydney outer western suburban busy road. Good CUs of cigarette billboards intercut with shopping centre interiors with children on toy rides and and teenagers smoking and gathering. Good shots signs for Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken. MS children eating pies and drinking from cans of soft drink.
Access No. 133640 | 15 secs | 1970s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Track of three teenage girls walking in shopping centre interior with voice overs of them talking about how they spend there time and complaining of boredom. VS shots of the girls looking at jewellery stall. MS of trio in carpark talking about school and their frustrations with it. VS of girls playing amusement machines in shopping centre
Access No. 133641 | 1 min 6 secs | 1970s | Sydney; NSW; Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS Social Worker discussing the youth problems of the Sydney Western suburbs. VS trio of teenage girls smoking and drinking in shopping centre. Track along street of housing commission homes. MS girls discussing how they cope with problems at school. VS girls walking around shopping centre and MS being interviewed in carpark.
Access No. 133643 | 2 mins 35 secs | 1970s | Sydney; NSW; Australia | © NFSA | Colour |