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Title: Structural marginalisation, othering and casual relief teacher subjectivities
Contributor(s): Charteris, Jennifer  (author)orcid ; Jenkins, Kathryn A  (author); Bannister-Tyrrell, Michelle  (author)orcid ; Jones, Marguerite A (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2017
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1080/17508487.2015.1108208
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Abstract: Produced through market relations of neoliberal managerialism, teacher subjectivities are becoming progressively commodified. With the increasing casualisation of the teaching workforce, the well-being and status of casual relief teachers (CRTs) can be seen as an area of concern, at risk of 'flexploitation'. More than just a convenient labour pool, CRTs operate on the margins of school communities, a space fraught with a range of issues. In many instances, CRTs experience less job satisfaction; less rapport with students and colleagues and less access to school information, professional development, resources and teaching materials. This article draws on a positioning theory to frame the discursive production of CRT selves within the neoliberal milieu. It offers a detailed analysis of collective biographies that explore narrative formations of casual teaching. Schooling discourse is replete with metaphorical language that frames teacher positioning, and a range of existing metaphors in CRT literature highlight their vulnerability in particular. Rather than offering an analysis that addresses casual teacher performance as a problem to be solved, this article proposes that the relationship between 'structural marginalisation and the 'othering' that CRTs can experience is associated with the politics of market-related performativity.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Critical Studies in Education, 58(1), p. 104-119
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Melbourne, Australia
ISSN: 1750-8495
Field of Research (FOR): 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
130106 Secondary Education
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology
930502 Management of Education and Training Systems
930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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