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Iceland

6. Education and Training

The scope of this chapter will be youth in education and training. National strategy regarding the prevention of early leaving from education and training, of which no comprehensive strategy exists in Iceland, but remains a significant topic in public discussion among pundits, educational professionals and top-level authority. How validation of non-formal and informal learning is carried out, which is usually a question of either how comprehensive a national strategy on such validation is or to which extent school’s autonomy extends over that issue. Learning mobility is a topic that is covered as well, both in the context of formal education and non-formal or informal education, and awareness raising in regards of such education as well. The use of new media by young people is covered and what measures are taken to ensure safety in the use of such technology.