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OECD says Icelandic school system ineffective

One of the authors of a new OECD report on the state of Iceland’s educational system says that Iceland contributes more funds than any other OECD country to education, yet Icelandic children deliver merely average study results. The report recommends that Iceland adopt a quality-over-quantity strategy; there has been an increase in the number of teachers, but improved quality control is essential.

Minister of Education Thorgerdur Katrín Gunnarsdóttir says that the OECD’s study is based on figures that are three years old, and that added funding for education will deliver results in the future. Meanwhile, head of the Educational Testing Institute Júlíus K. Björnsson says that the number of teachers has not increased, but rather the number of other school employees.

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