• Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
    • Publications

      • Books (authored/edited/special issues)

        S. Sellar, G. Thompson, D. Rutkowski (2017). The Global Education Race Taking the Measure of PISA and International Testing. Brush Education.

        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.

      • Journal articles

        S. Sellar, DR. 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. 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.

        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, GC. 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.

        S. Sellar, GC. 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.

        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, 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). 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, 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). ‘Catalyst data’: perverse systemic effects of audit and accountability in Australian schooling. Journal of Education Policy. 28(5), pp.634-656.

        GC. 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.

        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.

        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.

        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 (2012). 'It's all about relationships': Hesitation, friendship and pedagogical assemblage. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. 33(1), pp.61-74.

        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 (2011). Globalisation and student equity in higher education. Cambridge Journal of Education. 41(1), pp.1-4.

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

        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.

      • Chapters in books

        S. 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, S. 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, S. Sellar, B. Lingard (2016). Corporate social responsibility and neo-social accountability in education: The case of Pearson plc. In: World Yearbook of Education 2016: The Global Education Industry. Routledge,

        M. Brennan, L. Zipin, S. Sellar (2015). Negotiating with the neighbours: balancing different accountabilities across a cluster of regional schools. In: National Testing in Schools An Australian Assessment.

        B. Lingard, G. Thompson, S. Sellar (2015). National testing from an Australian perspective. In: National Testing in Schools An Australian Assessment.

        G. Thompson, S. Sellar, B. Lingard (2015). The life of data: Evolving national testing. In: National Testing in Schools An Australian Assessment.

        S. Sellar (2015). Repeating Deleuze and Guattari: Towards a politics of method in education policy studies. In: Education Policy and Contemporary Theory: Implications for Research. Routledge,

        S. Sellar (2015). Visceral pedagogies: Learning to teach middle years in the margins. In: Big Fish, Little Fish Teaching and Learning in the Middle Years. Cambridge University Press,

        A. Hogan, S. 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. 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. 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. 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. Sellar (2013). Globalisation and Sociology of Education Policy: The Case of PISA. In: Contemporary Debates in the Sociology of Education. Springer,

        S. 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,

      • Reports

        T. Gale, R. Hattam, B. Comber, D. Tranter, D. Bills, et al. SR. Sellar, S. Parker. (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).

    Grants

    Harvey, A., Sellar, S. & Peacock, D. (2015). Globalisation opportunities for low socio-economic and regional students. Australian Government Department of Education grant.

    Lingard, B., Gulson, K., Sellar, S., Takayama, K., Webb, T. & Lubienski, C. (2015-2018). Data infrastructure, mobilities and network governance in education. Australian Research Council Discovery grant (150102098).

    Zipin, L., Brennan, M., Gale, T. & Sellar, S. (2012-2014). Capacitating Student Aspirations in Classrooms and Communities in a High Poverty Region. Australian Research Council Discovery grant (120101492).

    Sellar, S. & Gale, T. (2009-2012). Mapping aspirations and achievement in northern Adelaide. Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations grant.