Teacher Critical of Reading Methods Fired

A teacher in Þingeyjarskóli, northeastern Iceland, who holds a degree in reading instruction from Germany, claims she lost her job because she refused to adopt a controversial Icelandic method of teaching children to read.


Number of Book Readers Down

The number of Icelanders who never read books has nearly doubled in the past four years, growing from 7 percent in 2011, to 13,3 percent in 2015. This was revealed in a recently published study undertaken by Capacent for the Icelandic Publishers’ Association.


School Project Makes Reading Cool Again

Þórhildur Garðarsdóttir admits to having been slightly depressed by the results of the European PISA children’s education survey, “so I thought about what I could do about it as a parent and as an employee of a publishing house.”