First published in 1990, this book was the first to explore Foucault's work in relation to education, arguing that schools,
like prisons and asylums, are institutions of moral and social regulation, complex technologies of disciplinary control where
power and knowledge are crucial. Original and challenging, the essays assess the relevance of Foucault's work to educational
practice, and show how the application of Foucauldian analysis to education enables us to see the politics of educational
reform in a new light.