Using Foucault in education research

25 March 2014

Dr Ansgar Allen

To cite this reference: Allen, A. (2012) Using Foucault in education research, British Educational Research Association on-line resource. Available on-line at [INSERT WEB PAGE ADDRESS HERE] Last accessed _[insert date here]

Michel Foucault is frequently cited in educational research. Care should, nevertheless, be taken when reading work that makes use of Foucault as interpretations of Foucault’s ideas vary almost as widely as the uses to which they are put. This resource, designed for those new to Foucault, introduces some of Foucault’s key concepts and explores the challenges faced when implementing Foucault’s theoretical framework.