Gate-Keeping in the Age of Information Society

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Titel: Gate-Keeping in the Age of Information Society
Online GPA Data in Lower Secondary Schools
Forfatter: Normann Andersen, Kim; Zinner Henriksen, Helle; Medaglia, Rony; Hjerrild Carlsen, Mathilde; Sløk, Camilla
Resume: 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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8593
Dato: 2012-12-07
Note: Paper presented at The 34th EGPA Annual Conference,2012, Bergen, Norway, 5-8 Sep.

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