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

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Resumé

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
Begivenhed2012 EGPA Annual Conference - University of Bergen, Bergen, Norge
Varighed: 5 sep. 20128 sep. 2012
Konferencens nummer: 34
http://egpa-conference2012.org/

Konference

Konference2012 EGPA Annual Conference
Nummer34
LokationUniversity of Bergen
LandNorge
ByBergen
Periode05/09/201208/09/2012
Internetadresse

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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Andersen, KN, Zinner Henriksen, H, Medaglia, R, Hjerrild Carlsen, M & Sløk, C 2012, 'Gate-Keeping in the Age of Information Society: Online GPA Data in Lower Secondary Schools' Paper fremlagt ved 2012 EGPA Annual Conference, Bergen, Norge, 05/09/2012 - 08/09/2012, .

Gate-Keeping in the Age of Information Society : Online GPA Data in Lower Secondary Schools. / Andersen, Kim Normann; Zinner Henriksen, Helle; Medaglia, Rony; Hjerrild Carlsen, Mathilde; Sløk, Camilla.

2012. Afhandling præsenteret på 2012 EGPA Annual Conference, Bergen, Norge.

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