ERIC Number: EJ388693
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Perspectives on Schools: Metaphors and Management in Education.
Bredeson, Paul V.
Journal of Educational Administration, v26 n2 p293-310 Nov 1988
Metaphors, whether verbalized, symbolized, or camouflaged, reveal school administrators' perceptions, values, and behaviors. This article examines how specific metaphors (assembly line, ticking clock, garden, mirror of society, museum, and candy machine) contribute to an understanding of school characteristics and administration. Training and other implications are discussed. Includes 42 references. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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