Gate-Keeping in the Age of Information Society: Online GPA Data in Lower Secondary Schools

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    Abstract

    Despite ten years of direct regulation, our study of Danish lower secondary schools shows that they do not provide online access to the GPA for individual public schools (N=1,592). Using Lipsky’s gate-keeping theory, we investigate the lack of data provision as indicator not only of professionals’ being reluctant to accept imposed standards and control from central level (top-down) but also avoiding demands from parents (and children) on transparency and accountability (bottom-up). The lack of accessibility of grades on the web can thus be seen as a classical gate-keeping mechanism evolving in the age of information society where expectations of end-of-gatekeeping by providing accessibility and transparency using information systems has been outnumbered by classical forces of gate-keeping.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2012
    Antal sider13
    StatusUdgivet - 2012
    BegivenhedEGPA Annual Conference 2012 - University of Bergen, Bergen, Norge
    Varighed: 5 sep. 20128 sep. 2012
    Konferencens nummer: 34
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    Konference

    KonferenceEGPA Annual Conference 2012
    Nummer34
    LokationUniversity of Bergen
    Land/OmrådeNorge
    ByBergen
    Periode05/09/201208/09/2012
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    Bibliografisk note

    Paper also presented at The 20th European Conference on Information System, Barcelona

    Emneord

    • Information society
    • Gate-keeping
    • Upper-secondary schools

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