Who will teach your child?

Canada, 1948

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An analysis of the teacher’s vital role in a child’s development. Three important questions are raised; how can we attract people of superior ability to the teaching profession; how should these people be trained; once trained, how can they be persuaded to stay in the profession thus giving up more lucrative careers. Various classroom situations are used to emphasize the important part played by the teacher in moulding the development of the child. The film presents a challenge to all concerned - prospective teacher, parent, the community as a whole - for the teaching profession to receive true recognition and for children to find satisfaction in their search for knowledge.



Stanley Jackson


Gudrun Parker

production company

National Film Board of Canada






Black and White

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Subject categories

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Education, Primary

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Teachers

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Teachers and community

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Child development

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Child development

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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