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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2012
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 EGPA Annual Conference - University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Duration: 5 Sep 20128 Sep 2012
Conference number: 34
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Conference2012 EGPA Annual Conference
Number34
LocationUniversity of Bergen
CountryNorway
CityBergen
Period05/09/201208/09/2012
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Bibliographical note

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

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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. Paper presented at 2012 EGPA Annual Conference, Bergen, Norway.

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