Talk:Education in Iceland

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Good article Education in Iceland has been listed as one of the Social sciences and society good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
September 13, 2007 Good article nominee Listed
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Assessment[edit]

I have re-assessed the article as B class after greatly expanding all of the sections, adding some pictures and the education template. However, I would like to get this article up to GA standard, does anyone know of a way to cite individual pages in a PDF source? Should I use Template:Cite book? Max Naylor 11:22, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Failed "good article" nomination[edit]

This article failed good article nomination. This is how the article, as of September 13, 2007, compares against the six good article criteria:

1. Well written?: Good.
2. Factually accurate?: Please add a larger variety of references, not ten from the same source. A variety is important to double-check the accuracy of statements. Also, none of the sections has more than a single citation; cite more often using different sources, especially in the longer sections.
3. Broad in coverage?: A bit on the short side. Some topics are missing, such as history and social issues regarding education in Iceland.
4. Neutral point of view?: No problems here.
5. Article stability? No problems here.
6. Images?: Good, useful illustrations.

When these issues are addressed, the article can be resubmitted for consideration. If you feel that this review is in error, feel free to take it to a GA review. Thank you for your work so far.

King of ♠ 05:43, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

GA review (see here for criteria)
  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS):
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (references): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    a (fair representation): b (all significant views):
  5. It is stable.
  6. It contains images, where possible, to illustrate the topic.
    a (tagged and captioned): b lack of images (does not in itself exclude GA): c (non-free images have fair use rationales):
  7. Overall:
    a Pass/Fail:

King of ♠ 05:43, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

History[edit]

How about adding something about the history? A few leads (Bessastaðir grammar school; see Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík) exist at that article and at Björn Gunnlaugsson... Lupo 12:26, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Done. By Naylor. --Stefán Örvarr Sigmundsson 13:39, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

References[edit]

I have added a few more references to back things up, unfortunately a lot of info comes from the PDF—is there anything that can be done to pass the GA with the facts relying on this source? Max Naylor 16:10, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

I’ve now added even more references and a history section. Unfortunately there seems to be zilch on social issues on the Internet... and books on the subject are nearly non-existent. Considering these factors, I hope it should get GA this time, the circumstances of the subject should be considered. Max Naylor 13:39, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

Passed "good article" nomination[edit]

This article passed good article nomination. It has been significantly improved since the last review; citations have been added from more sources and it covers all the major aspects appropriate. See GA criteria for futher information on good articles.

Well written?: Very well written.
Factually accurate?: Good.
Broad in coverage?: Good coverage.
Neutral point of view?: Article is neutral.
Article stability?: Article is stable.
Images?: Useful images.
GA review (see here for criteria)
  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS):
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (references): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    a (fair representation): b (all significant views):
  5. It is stable.
  6. It contains images, where possible, to illustrate the topic.
    a (tagged and captioned): b lack of images (does not in itself exclude GA): c (non-free images have fair use rationales):
  7. Overall:
    a Pass/Fail:

--Stefán Örvarr Sigmundsson 14:22, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

Based on the American system?[edit]

Is education in Iceland based on the American system? Are four level education systems originated in America? I'd think that the Icelandic education system with gymnasiums instead of high-schools as secondary education would be more in line with the Scandinavian or continental education systems. (Ormur 16:09, 17 October 2007 (UTC))

I guess so... I just thought the different age ranges aligned with the American system, I might be wrong... Max Naylor 18:18, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
It certainly is not based on a American system even though there might be similarities. It implies that Icelandic education officials have looked to America as a model for Icelandic education, which certainly is not the case. It is based on Scandinavian education systems, especially the Danish. --Bjarki (talk) 10:57, 20 January 2008 (UTC)