A Meta-Level Analysis of the Conduit in Lives Lived and Stories Told Academic Article uri icon


  • This work begins with reflections on the conduit, and then presents the conduit metaphor as a philosophical and linguistic concept and as an educational idea. Research studies with two teachers and two principals over a sustained period of time are presented, and re-cast in terms of what each reveals about the qualities of the conduit. In the process, each educator's knowledge is featured in its own terms and each school situation is worked through in its own terms. The attributes of the conduit are then distilled through meta-level narrative analysis, and possibilities for the future are imagined. 2002 Taylor & Francis Ltd.

published proceedings

  • Teachers and Teaching

author list (cited authors)

  • Craig, C. J.

citation count

  • 25

complete list of authors

  • Craig, Cheryl J

publication date

  • January 2002