Metaphors as Storehouses of Expectation

@article{Beavis1996MetaphorsAS,
  title={Metaphors as Storehouses of Expectation},
  author={Allan K. Beavis and Anjali Thomas},
  journal={Educational Management \& Administration},
  year={1996},
  volume={24},
  pages={106 - 93}
}
Drawing upon a research project initially undertaken by Allan Beavis, this article explores how metaphors are used to identify and store some of the expectations which structure the interactions and communications of schools. The first part outlines a particular systems-theoretical view of schools (and other educational institutions) derived from the social theories of the German sociologist Niklas Luhmann. The importance of structures of expectations in maintaining a school's identity is… 
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