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An extract from a comedy drama named 'Teaching Matthew' in which teenager Matthew disagrees with his big brother about the value of education and exams. The two brothers argue about the need for exams. Elder brother Lester explains that they need to work hard to overcome prejudice and discrimination. The extract shows how even the best intentions can lead to problems.
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First broadcast:
22 March 1994

Classroom Ideas

Ask students to discuss what jobs they are planning to do when they leave school. Will exams be important in helping them to enter their chosen profession? Are they aware of all the academic and vocational routes into employment that are available? Discuss whether or not there are still barriers for ethnic minorities in the workplace. If so, how can they be overcome?

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