School days

Australia, 1989

Film
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Episode of Series “Dragons tongue. - Series 2.”.
Professor Colin Mackerras visits a primary school in Beijing. Chinese schools follow a traditional curricula where the emphasis is on reading, writing and mathematics. Facilities are often simple and the teaching using the traditional “chalk and talk” method. Schools are responsible for teaching the importance of birth control and hygiene to students as well as giving them a moral and political education. Outside the classroom students play Chinese games such as “elastics”. The program also looks at the importance of radical characters in Chinese writing.

Credits

producer/director

Robin James

production company

Asian Studies Council

Griffith University

ABC-TV (Australia)

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1989

Appears in

Dragons tongue. - Series 2.

Group of items

Dragons tongue. - Series 2.

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38212

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Foreign language films

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → China - Social life and customs

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → China - Social conditions

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Chinese characters

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Chinese language

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Chinese language - Writing

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Education - China

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Open learning

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Foreign language films

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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