In this paper, Cronin (2018) seeks to understand how teachers balance privacy and openness by evaluating the results of semi-structured interviews conducted of academic staff at a university in Ireland. Cronin (2018, abstract) reports, "This balancing act was described by participants, overwhelmingly, as an individual decision and an ongoing challenge: 'you’re negotiating all the time.'... The main finding of the study was that openness is always complex, personal, contextual, and continually negotiated." Cronin (2018) also creates a framework to differentiate between the different levels at which individuals negotiate privacy and openness; these are (1) macro (global), (2) meso (community/network), (3) micro (individual), and (4) nano (interactions).
Primary educational sector