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Dr George Variyan has over 15 years’ experience in teaching and school leadership in Australia (and internationally). George’s research interests include, inter alia, the sociology of education, Foucauldian studies, educational leadership, organisational research and social justice.

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology of Education, PhD, Charles Sturt University

3 Mar 201431 Oct 2018

Award Date: 12 Oct 2018

Educational Leadership, Master of Education, Charles Sturt University

12 Jul 201012 Oct 2012

Award Date: 12 Oct 2012

Secondary Education, Graduate Diploma of Education, Edith Cowan University

11 Feb 200221 Feb 2003

Award Date: 21 Feb 2003

Physics, Bachelor of Science, Curtin University

10 Jul 198930 Aug 1995

Award Date: 30 Aug 1995

External positions

Sessional Academic, Curtin University

23 Apr 201831 Dec 2018

Research area keywords

  • Sociology of Education
  • Leadership
  • Elite Schools
  • Social justice and education
  • Foucault Theory

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Research Output

Missionaries or mercenaries? How teachers in elite private schools embrace privilege

Variyan, G., 2019, In : British Journal of Sociology of Education. 40, 8, p. 1204-1218 15 p.

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Teacher identity past and present: what can a genealogy of schooling tell us?

Variyan, G., 2019, In : Journal of Educational Administration and History. 51, 3, p. 199-212 14 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)


Special Commendation - Ray Rebus Award for Doctoral Research in Education

Variyan, George (Recipient), 2 Dec 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)