Limit search to available items
Streaming video

Title Insight: Class Struggle
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2012
Online access available from:
Informit EduTV    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (52 min. 16 sec.) ; 316056626 bytes
Summary Are all children getting a fair go at school no matter their background or postcode? Average student performance in Australia is declining and there's a big gap between our most disadvantaged and advantaged schools. 15 year-old students from low socio-economic families are about 2.5 years behind in their education levels than their high socio-economic counterparts. While some schools attract the best and brightest, others schools are working to overcome huge hurdles in their students' learning ability, including lack of basic English, behavioural issues and problems at home.Is it possible for there to be a level-playing field for all Australian students? And if so, how do we get there? Insight brings together students from all across the spectrum: high-achievers, those falling through the cracks and those beating the odds to succeed. We also hear from parents, teachers and Education Minister Peter Garrett to look at what's behind the gap and what can be done to close it. Does it all come down to more money? Or does our whole system need a rethink? Australian current affairs forum program, presented by Jenny Brockie. (An SBS Production) CC
Event Broadcast 2012-04-03 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Education.
Equality -- Public opinion.
School management and organization -- Study and teaching.
Students -- Economic conditions.
Students -- Social conditions.
Teaching -- Standards.
Form Streaming video
Author Brockie, Jenny, host
Baird, Emily, contributor
Garrett, Peter, contributor
Konstantinakos, Matina, contributor
Napoli, Gus, contributor
Puruntatameri, Marius, contributor
Rogowski, Jacob, contributor
Warlond, Naomi, contributor