Research Staff Interests

Dr Sam  Sellar


B. Lingard, G. Thompson & S. Sellar (2015) National Testing in Schools An Australian Assessment. Routledge

B. Lingard, W. Martino, G. Rezai-Rashti & S. Sellar (2015) Globalizing Educational Accountabilities. Routledge

Refereed Journal Articles

S. Sellar & D.R. Cole (2017) Accelerationism: a timely provocation for the critical sociology of education. British Journal of Sociology of Education 38(1) pp 38-48

D. Anagnostopoulos, B. Lingard & S. Sellar (2016) Argumentation in Educational Policy Disputes: Competing Visions of Quality and Equity. Theory Into Practice 55(4) pp 342-351

S. Sellar & G. Thompson (2016) The Becoming-Statistic: Information Ontologies and Computerized Adaptive Testing in Education. Cultural Studies ? Critical Methodologies 16(5) pp 491-501

A. Hogan, S. Sellar & B. Lingard (2016) Commercialising comparison: Pearson puts the TLC in soft capitalism. Journal of Education Policy 31(3) pp 243-258

S. Lewis, S. Sellar & B. Lingard (2016) PISA for Schools: Topological Rationality and New Spaces of the OECD's Global Educational Governance. Comparative Education Review 60(1) pp 27-57

S. Sellar (2015) Data infrastructure: a review of expanding accountability systems and large-scale assessments in education. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education 36(5) pp 765-777

D. Peacock, R. Lingard & S. Sellar (2015) Texturing space-times in the Australian curriculum: Cross-curriculum priorities. Curriculum Inquiry 45(4) pp 367-388

S. Sellar (2015) A Strange Craving to be Motivated: Schizoanalysis, Human Capital and Education Deleuze Studies 9(3) pp 424-436

S. Sellar (2015) 'Unleashing aspiration': The concept of potential in education policy. The Australian Educational Researcher 42(2) pp 201-215

L. Zipin, S. Sellar, M. Brennan & T. Gale (2015) Educating for Futures in Marginalized Regions: A sociological framework for rethinking and researching aspirations. Educational Philosophy and Theory 47(3) pp 227-246

S. Sellar (2015) Transparency and Opacity: Levinasian Reflections on Accountability in Australian Schooling. Educational Philosophy and Theory 47(2) pp 118-132

S. Sellar (2015) A feel for numbers: affect, data and education policy. Critical Studies in Education 56(1) pp 131-146

B. Lingard, S. Sellar & A. Baroutsis (2015) Researching the habitus of global policy actors in education. Cambridge Journal of Education 45(1) pp 25-42

S. Sellar & B. Lingard (2014) The OECD and the expansion of PISA: new global modes of governance in education. British Educational Research Journal 40(6) pp 917-936

B. Lingard, S. Sellar & G.C. Savage (2014) Re-articulating social justice as equity in schooling policy: the effects of testing and data infrastructures. British Journal of Sociology of Education 35(5) pp 710-730

D. Peacock, S. Sellar & B. Lingard (2014. The activation, appropriation and practices of student-equity policy in Australian higher education. Journal of Education Policy 29(3) pp 377-396

S. Sellar, G.C. Savage & R. Gorur (2014) The politics of disagreement in critical education policy studies: a response to Morsy, Gulson and Clarke. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education 35(3) pp 462-469

S. Sellar & B. Lingard (2013) Looking East: Shanghai, PISA 2009 and the reconstitution of reference societies in the global education policy field. Comparative Education 49(4) pp 464-485

B. Lingard & S. Sellar (2013) Globalization, edu-business and network governance: the policy sociology of Stephen J. Ball and rethinking education policy analysis. London Review of Education 11(3) pp 265-280

S. Sellar & J. Storan (2013) 'There Was Something about Aspiration': Widening Participation Policy Affects in England and Australia. Journal of Adult and Continuing Education 19(2) pp 45-65

B. Lingard & S. Sellar (2013) 'Catalyst data': perverse systemic effects of audit and accountability in Australian schooling. Journal of Education Policy 28(5) pp 634-656

S. Sellar & B. Lingard (2013) The OECD and global governance in education. Journal of Education Policy 28(5) pp 710-725

S. Sellar (2013) Equity, markets and the politics of aspiration in Australian higher education. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education 34(2) pp 245-258

G.C. Savage, S. Sellar & R. Gorur (2013) Equity and marketisation: emerging policies and practices in Australian education. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education 34(2) pp 161-169

L. Zipin, S. Sellar & R. Hattam (2012) Countering and exceeding 'capital': a 'funds of knowledge' approach to re-imagining community. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education 33(2, pp 179-192

S. Sellar (2012) 'It's all about relationships': Hesitation, friendship and pedagogical assemblage. Discourse 33(1) pp 61-74

B. Lingard & S. Sellar (2012) A policy sociology reflection on school reform in England: from the 'Third Way' to the 'Big Society'. Journal of Educational Administration and History 44(1) pp 43-63

S. Sellar & T. Gale (2011) Mobility, aspiration, voice: A new structure of feeling for student equity in higher education. Critical Studies in Education 52(2) pp 115-134

S. Sellar, T. Gale & S. Parker (2011) Appreciating aspirations in Australian higher education. Cambridge Journal of Education 41(1) pp 37-52

S. Sellar & T. Gale (2011) Globalisation and student equity in higher education. Cambridge Journal of Education 41(1) pp 1-4

T. Gale, S. Sellar (2011). Confronting perceptions of student equity in higher education. The Australian Educational Researcher 38(1) pp 1-3

S. Sellar (2009) The responsible uncertainty of pedagogy. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. 30(3) pp 347-360

S. Sellar & P. Cormack (2009) Redesigning pedagogies in middle?years classrooms: challenges for teachers working with disadvantaged students. Pedagogy, Culture & Society 17(2) pp 123-139

S. Sellar & T. Gale (2009) Pedagogies of critique: struggling with what and how to think. Pedagogy, Culture & Society 17(1) pp 103-114

Book Chapters

S.R. Sellar & T. Gale (2016) Framing student equity in higher education: National and global policy contexts of A Fair Chance for All, in Student Equity in Australian Higher Education Twenty-five years of A Fair Chance for All Springer

B. Lingard & SR. Sellar (2016) The Changing Organizational and Global Significance of the OECD's Education Work, in Handbook of Global Education Policy John Wiley & Sons

A. Hogan, .SR. Sellar & B. Lingard (2015) Network restructuring of global edu-business: The case of Pearson's Efficacy Framework, in Mapping Corporate Education Reform Power and Policy Networks in the Neoliberal State Routledge

S.R. Sellar & B. Lingard (2015) New literacisation, curricular isomorphism and the OECD's PISA, in Literacy as Numbers: Researching the policies and practices of International Literacy Assessment Cambridge University Press

S.R. Sellar & B. Lingard (2014) Equity in Australian schooling: the absent presence of socioeconomic context, in Contemporary Issues of Equity in Education Cambridge Scholars Publishing

S.R. Sellar & B. Lingard (2013) PISA and the expanding role of the OECD in global educational governance, in PISA, Power, and Policy the emergence of global educational governance Symposium Books Ltd

B. Lingard & S.R. Sellar (2013) Globalisation and Sociology of Education Policy: The Case of PISA, in Contemporary Debates in the Sociology of Education Springer

S.R. Sellar & T. Gale (2012) Aspiration and education: toward new terms of engagement for marginalised students, in Student Engagement in Urban Schools: Beyond Neoliberal Discourses Information Age Publishing

Research Reports

T. Gale, R. Hattam, B. Comber, D. Tranter, D. Bills, et al. (2010) Interventions early in school as a means to improve higher education outcomes for disadvantaged (particularly low SES) students. National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, Australian Government (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations)





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