The Argument


Teachers discuss smoking and discipline, with examples

SKU: 3668
Categories: , , , , ,
Tags: , , , ,
Year Produced: 1980
Running time: 13 minutes
Trailer:  Watch on Youtube
Watch online: ideo on demand


The film interweaves a free ranging and natural discussion by a group of teachers in the staff room with three scenes from outside. The teachers are concerned with problems of discipline, of educational approaches to children on smoking and health education generally, and over the influence of the world out of school, especially parents. In the first scene outside, a group of children is caught by one of the teachers smoking illicitly in a shed. In the second, another teacher from the staff room group stops a fight between two girls with other pupils egging them on. In the third a mother objects to her 15 year old daughter smoking – though she herself does. ‘Don’t they teach you anything in schools?’

This can be rented on our Video on Demand system for £2.00 View as often as you like within a 48 hour period of your own choosing.

The Video on Demand Sale price is £10.00

Price may vary slightly above or below the stated price according to fluctuation between the £ and the $.

View trailer by clicking on Video on Demand button

Click the Video on Demand button to see the prices to rent (stream) or buy (download):
ideo on Demand