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.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||2012 EGPA Annual Conference - University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway|
Duration: 5 Sep 2012 → 8 Sep 2012
Conference number: 34
|Conference||2012 EGPA Annual Conference|
|Location||University of Bergen|
|Period||05/09/2012 → 08/09/2012|
Bibliographical notePaper also presented at The 20th European Conference on Information System, Barcelona
Andersen, K. N., 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 presented at 2012 EGPA Annual Conference, Bergen, Norway.