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ERIC Number: EJ853409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1609-7548
A Meeting Place to Learn in Rural Iceland
Stuebing, Susan
PEB Exchange, Article 2 Feb 2004
"On the day we heard that there was agreement to establish an upper secondary school in the region, every house in Snaefellsnes flew the Icelandic flag," explained one parent in the first workshop to develop the Snaefellsnes Upper Secondary School. The new school in this rural Icelandic region will be a "meeting place to learn" for students aged 16 to 20. The Snaefellsnes region is a predominantly fishing and farming community located approximately two hours away from the capital. The strategy for the school began with four workshops where the key stakeholders worked with the architects and a consultant (they took place from May to August 2003). The first three workshops included student representatives, parents, community leaders, Ministry of Education delegates, and educators and school directors from other parts of Iceland. They worked together to catalyze the goals for the school, including its approach to teaching and learning, and to outline the school's organisation. This article describes how the concept for the school was developed. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iceland