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07/09/2010

Presented by Jane Garvey. Home tutoring - educationally helpful or socially divisive?; 30 years of China's one-child policy and playwright Nell Leyshon on her new play 'Bedlam'.

Presented by Jane Garvey. Increasing numbers of children receive extra tutoring at home - but how helpful is it and could it be socially divisive? Playwright Nell Leyshon is the first woman to have a play staged at The Globe, she joins Jane to discuss 'Bedlam'. Thirty years ago China confirmed its one-child policy, artist Aowen Jin talks about the impact the policy has had on her life. And Lebanese journalist Joumana Haddad explains what prompted her to write "I Killed Scheherazade: Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman".

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45 minutes

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Tue 7 Sep 2010 10:00

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  • China's One Child Policy

    Jane discusses the policy with artist Aowen Jin and Harriet Evans, Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies at the University of Westminster.

    Duration: 08:54

  • Private Tutors

    Jane is joined by Janette Wallis from the Good School’s Guide and by James Turner, Policy Director at the Sutton Trust to discuss the pros and cons of employing a tutor for your child.

    Duration: 14:32

  • Nell Leyshon

    The first female playwright to have her work commissioned by Shakespeare’s Globe talks about her new play, Bedlam.

    Duration: 09:06

  • Joumana Haddad

    The Lebanese poet and journalist talks about her life and her new book, I Killed Scheherazade.

    Duration: 08:00

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