CPS Seminar: Presentations on the Australian Teachers’ Training Program (NETDS) and on the Lives of Migrant Night Shift Workers
National Exceptional Teaching for Disadvantaged Schools (NETDS)
CPS Visiting Fellow within the SALEACOM Project and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia) Bruce Burnett introduced the National Exceptional Teaching for Disadvantaged Schools (NETDS) program, which is the first systemic attempt within mainstream Australian Initial Teacher Education programs to attract, prepare, support and facilitate employment of high quality teachers for low SES schools. The presentation mostly focused on how NETDS embodies a commitment to social justice, how the NETDS has expanded nationally across 7 Australian universities.
“Invisible Denizens: Corrosion of Solidarity Amongst Migrant Night Shift Workers in the Nocturnal City of London”
CPS Research Associate Iulius-Cezar Macarie presented one of the chapters of his thesis in progress “Invisible Denizens: Corrosion of Solidarity Amongst Migrant Night Shift Workers in the Nocturnal City of London”. Macarie illustrated how precariousness provides the basis for understanding of the bodily practices of four night shift workers, and draws some concluding remarks. The onus of the presentation was to highlight the habitus of these nocturnal creatures, whom and why such night activities are done by the night workers? In short, to show what is these peoples’ habitus - practices and dispositions - of nightly work and daily sleep.