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Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson, Ph.D., Professor of Education, School of Education, University of Iceland. Work address and phone: Stakkahlíð, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland, tel.354 525 5523, e-mail: <ingo@hi.is>

This is a homepage in English [last update 29 March 2020].

Research

Main research interests include education politics and studies of educational reform in light of Bourdieu’s and Foucault’s work and in light of gender studies.

Research and school development projects

Upper Secondary School Practices.

Gender and Education

Teacher's Work and Theories of Professionalism.

The Use of Pierre Bourdieu's Conceptual Framework.

Earlier Research

Educational Governance and Social Integration/Exclusion (EGSIE) - A EU-funded nine country study on the relationship between educational governance and social integration/exclusion. 1998–2000. See conference papers from April 1999, October 1999 and September 2003. See also Publications and Paper presentations

Education for Sustainable Development – 2007–2009. Research and development project with schools at the early childhood and primary school levels in Iceland. A member of the project´s steering group. http://www.skrif.hi.is/geta

Education

University:

Ph.D., Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin, Madison, May 1991 - Dissertation analyzes curriculum reform in elementary education (grades 1–10, age level 6–16) in Iceland in the last 25 years by utilizing recent French social theory, including a sociological framework developed by Pierre Bourdieu and genealogical methods of researching history, developed by Michel Foucault. Written under the supervision of Professor Thomas S. Popkewitz

Cand.mag., History, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, June 1983

Teaching certificate for elementary and secondary schools, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, July 1980

BA, History (major), Pedagogy (minor), University of Iceland, Reykjavík, October 1979

Ranger and environmental education certificates

Facilitator for Project Wild and Project Wild Aquatic, Illinois, November 1990

Participation in a training course for seasonal interpretive rangers, Badlands National Park, May–June 1989

Facilitator for Project Learning Tree, Wisconsin, January 1989

Certificate as a nature warden/ranger, Nature Conservation Council of Iceland, 1985

Secondary and primary school education

Menntaskólinn á Akureyri Gymnasium, matriculation examination, June 1975

Two-year high school (so-called "district school"), Laugar, North East Iceland, 1969–1971

Elementary school, Skútustaðir, North East Iceland, 1963–1969

 

Job Experiences

Professor of education, Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Iceland, 2010– (Chair of Upper Secondary School Teacher Education, 2010–2014)

Dean, Faculty of Education, The University of Akureyri, May–July, 2007

Deputy Dean, Faculty of Education, The University of Akureyri, 2006–2008

Chair of graduate studies, Faculty of Education, The University of Akureyri, 2004–2008

Professor (prófessor) of education, The University of Akureyri, 2004–2014

Associate Professor (dósent) of education, The University of Akureyri, 1997–2003

Assistant Professor (lektor) of education, The University of Akureyri, 1995–1997

Head of Driver Education Curriculum and Evaluation, National Council of Traffic, Iceland, February 1992–July 1995

Part-time lecturer, The University of Iceland, sociology, 1993–1994

Part-time lecturer, Iceland University of Education, Reykjavík, 1991–1996

Teaching Assistant, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Fall 1988 – Fall 1990. Responsibilities included supervision of elementary education students and a seminar including multicultural issues and strategies of environmental education

Nature warden/ranger in the National Park in Jökulsárgljúfur, North East Iceland, the summer of 1989

Nature warden/ranger in the Nature Conservation Area in the Lake Mývatn-River Laxá area, North East Iceland, the summers of 1987 and 1988

Nature warden/ranger in the National Park at Skaftafell, South East Iceland, the summers of 1985 and 1986

Textbook writer, National Center of Educational Materials, Iceland, development of local studies curriculum project about Reykjavik (see Textbooks, below), 1985–1988

Participation in a social studies curriculum project supported by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture in Iceland, 1982–1984

Teacher, Menntaskólinn við Sund (gymnasium, grades 11–14), Reykjavík, history, social studies, international politics, 1982–1986

Teacher, Breiðholtsskóli (elementary school, grades 8–10), a Reykjavík suburban school, 1980–1981

Teacher, Oddeyrarskóli (elementary school, grades 8–9), Akureyri, 1975–1976

 

Publications to March 2020 (in English, Spanish, and German)

Anna Björk Sverrisdóttir & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. (2020). Medical approach and ableism versus a human rights vision: discourse analysis of upper secondary education policy documents in Iceland, International Journal of Inclusive Education24(1), 33–49. DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2018.1449905. Published online: 13 Mar 2018

Bergljót Þrastardóttir, Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson & Sirpa Lappalainen. (online 1 December 2019). Walls, seats and the gymnasium: a social-material ethnography on gendered school space in an Icelandic compulsory school. Ethnography and Education. DOI: 10.1080/17457823.2019.1698306

Sólveig Björg Pálsdóttir og Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. (2020). „Kannski alltaf svona á bak við eyrað“: Kynjajafnréttismenntun í leikskólum. Netla – Veftímarit um uppeldi og menntun. Sótt af http://netla.hi.is/greinar/2020/ryn/01. DOI: https://doi.org/10.24270/netla.2020.1 (birt 20. mars 2020).

Andri Rafn Ottesen og Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. (2019). Eftirsóttasti minnihlutahópurinn? Fyrstu mánuðir fjögurra karla í grunnskólakennslu. Netla – Veftímarit um uppeldi og menntun. Menntavísindasvið Háskóla Íslands. Sótt af http://netla.hi.is/greinar/2019/ryn/01 DOI: https://doi.org/10.24270/netla.2019.1

Hafrún Hafliðadóttir, Elsa Eiríksdóttir og Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. (2019). Þátttaka nemenda í kennslustundum í framhaldsskólum á Íslandi. Netla – Veftímarit um uppeldi og menntun. Sótt af http://netla.hi.is/serrit/2019/menntakvika_2019/02.pdf . DOI: https://doi.org/10.24270/serritnetla.2019.43

Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson & Valgerður S. Bjarnadóttir. (2018). Meaningful education for returning-to-school students in a comprehensive upper secondary school in Iceland. In G. McGregor, M. Mills, P. Thomson, and J. Pennacchia (Eds.), Alternative Educational Programmes, Schools and Social Justice (pp. 70–83). Abingdon: Routledge) ISBN: 978-1-138-29598-8). Originally published in a Special Issue of Critical Studies in Education, 2016.

Allyson Macdonald, Auður Pálsdóttir, Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson, Kristín Norðdahl og Stefán Bergmann. (2018). The use of criteria when planning, evaluating or completing a project: The case the ENSI quality criteria and the curriculum key in Iceland. In C. Affolter & A. Varga (editors), Environment and school initiatives. Lessons from the ENSI Network – Past, Present and Future (pp. 151–158). Vienna: Environment and School Initiatives & Budapest: Eszterhazy Karoly University. ISBN: 978-3-200-05834-7.

Sveinbjörg J. Svavarsdóttir, Rafael Lindquist, Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson og Sigrún Júlíusdóttir. (2018). From patients to users of services: the discourse on mental health issues in Iceland, 1960–1985. Nordic Social Work Research, 8(2), 118–132.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2156857X.2017.1348968

Hakala, K., Björnsdóttir, K., Lappalainen, S., Jóhannesson, I. Á., & Teittinen, A. (2018). Nordic perspectives on disability studies in education: a review of research in Finland and Iceland. Education Inquiry, 9(1), 78–96 . DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/20004508.2017.1421390

Anna Kristín Sigurðardóttir, Ingólfur  Ásgeir Jóhannesson og Gunnhildur Óskarsdóttir. (2018). Challenges, contradictions and continuity in creating a fiveyear teacher education programme in Iceland. Education in the North, 25(1–2), 135–154. Retrieved from https://www.abdn.ac.uk/eitn/documents/Issue_25/EITN_Article_TeacherEducation_in_the_Arctic_Sigurdardottir_Johannesson_Oskarsdottir.pdf

Maríanna Jónsdóttir Maríudóttir og Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. (2018). Kyngervi kennara í augum foreldra. Mótsagnakenndar kröfur. Netla. http://netla.hi.is/greinar/2018/ryn/06.pdf

Ingvar Sigurgeirsson, Elsa Eiríksdóttir og Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. (2018). Kennsluaðferðir í 130 kennslustundum í framhaldsskólum. Netla – veftímarit um uppeldi og menntun. Sérrit 2018 – Framhaldsskólinn í brennidepli. Menntavísindasvið Háskóla Íslands. Sótt af http://netla.hi.is/serrit/2018/framhaldskolinn_brennidepli/09.pdf DOI: https://doi.org/10.24270/serritnetla.2019.9 -

Jón Ingvar Kjaran & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. (2017). Teaching about the Pink Holocaust in an Icelandic upper secondary school classroom: Queer counterpublics? ÍS T. Vaahtera, A-M. Niemi, S. Lappalainen, & D. Beach (ritstjórar), Troubling educational cultures in the Nordic countries (bls.140–159). London: Tufnell.

Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. (2017). Sjálfbærnimenntun í aðalnámskrá leik-, grunn- og framhaldsskóla 2011: Samræmdar hugmyndir eða sundurlausar? [Sustainability education in the 2011 Icelandic national curriculum guide for preschools, compulsory schools, and upper secondary schools: Coherent or fragmented ideas?] Netla. Sótt af http://netla.hi.is/greinar/2017/ryn/05.pdf. Extended abstract available.

Elsa Eiríksdóttir & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. (2016). Sjónarmið stærðfræði- og verkgreinakennara í framhaldsskólum um hvaða öfl hafa áhrif á starfshætti: Námsmat og upplýsingatækni [Views of mathematics and vocational teachers in upper secondary schools about which forces impact assessment practices and the use of information technology]. Tímarit um uppeldi og menntun / Icelandic Journal of Education, 25(2), 2016, 197−218. https://ojs.hi.is/tuuom/article/view/2435/1319. Extended abstract available.

Kristín Norðdahl & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. (2016). “Let’s go outside”: Icelandic teachers’ views of using the outdoors. Education 3–13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary, and Early Years Education. Published on-line 29 September 2014 as ahead-of-print. DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2014.961946

Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson & Thomas S. Popkewitz. (2016). Pierre Bourdieu (1930–2002). In Joy A. Palmer Cooper (Ed.), Routledge Encycloplaedia of Education Thinkers (Entry 108, pp. 513–517). Milton Park & New York: Routledge. Hardcover book available: https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Encyclopaedia-of-Educational-Thinkers/Palmer-Cooper/p/book/9781138826144. VitalSource Bookshelf Online]. Retrieved from https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781317576976/ Republished, first ed. 2001.

Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. (2016). Teachers or technique? Some thoughts for Sverker Lindblad on contradictions in educational policy in Iceland. In G.-B. Warvik, C. Runesdotter, E. Forsberg, B. Hasselgren og F. Sahlström (ritstjórar), Skola, lärare, samhälle – en vänbok till Sverker Lindblad (bls. 259–274). RIPS: Rapporter från Institutionen för pedagogik och specialpedagogik, nr 9. Gautaborg: Gautaborgarháskóli. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/44282. https://gupea.ub.gu.se/bitstream/2077/44282/2/gupea_2077_44282_2.pdf

Jón Ingvar Kjaran & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. (2016). Masculinity strategies of young queer men as queer capital, NORMA International Journal for Masculinity Studies, 11(1), 52–65
. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/18902138.2016.1143274

Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson & Valgerður S. Bjarnadóttir. (2016). Meaningful education for returning-to-school students in a comprehensive upper secondary school in Iceland. Critical Studies in Education, 57 (1), 70–83. DOI: 10.1080/17508487.2016.1102754

Jón Ingvar Kjaran & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. (2015). Inclusion, exclusion and the queering of spaces in two Icelandic upper secondary schools. Ethnography and Education10 (1), 42–59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17457823.2014.925409

Kristín Norðdahl og Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. (2015).  Children’s Outdoor Environment in Icelandic Educational Policy. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 59(1), 1–23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00313831.2013.821091.

Hermína Gunnþórsdóttir og Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. (2014). Additional workload or a part of the job? Icelandic teachers’ discourse on inclusive education, International Journal of Inclusive Education18(6), 580-600. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13603116.2013.802027#.VLZGxU1yaUk DOI:10.1080/13603116.2013.802027. Áður birt ahead-of-print 2013.

Guðrún Ragnarsdóttir & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. (2014). Curriculum, crisis and the work and well-being of Icelandic upper secondary school teachers. Education Inquiry5(1), 43–67. http://www.education-inquiry.net/index.php/edui/article/view/24045

Jón Ingvar Kjaran og Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. (2013). Manifestations of Heterosexism in Icelandic Upper Secondary Schools and the Responses of LGBT Students. Journal of LGBT Youth, 10 (4), 351–372.

Kristín Norðdahl og Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. (2013). Children’s Outdoor Environment in Icelandic Educational Policy. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00313831.2013.821091

“Excellence, innovation, and academic freedom in university policy in Iceland”. Icelandic Review of Politics and Administration, 9(1), 79–99. Article first published online June 26th 2013 on http://www.irpa.is

“Additional workload or a part of the job? Icelandic teachers' discourse on inclusive education”. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2013, DOI:10.1080/13603116.2013.802027. Hermína Gunnþórsdóttir & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson.

“Curriculum analysis and education for sustainable development in Iceland”. Environmental Education Research, 17 (3): 375–391. Authors: Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson, Kristín Norðdahl, Gunnhildur Óskarsdóttir, Auður Pálsdóttir, Björg Pétursdóttir. DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2010.545872

“The politics of historical discourse analysis: A qualitative research method?” Discourse: Studies in the cultural politics of education, 31 (2), pp. 251–264. [May 2010].

“Historical discourse analysis as professional and political reflexivity.” In J. Kauko, R. Rinne& H. Kynkäänniemi (Eds.) (2010). Restructuring  the Truth of Schooling—Essays on Discursive Practices in the Sociology and Politics of Education. A Festschrift for Hannu Simola (pp.133–149). Research in Educational Sciences 48. Helsinki: Finnish Educational Research Association (FERA). Published in March 2010.

“The politics of gender equality intervention programs in schools.” In Erla Sigurðardóttir (Editor), Ligestilling i skolen. Rapport fra nordiske konferencer i Tórshavn og Reykjavik under Islands formandskab i Nordisk Ministerråd (pp. 97–103). [Gender Equality in Schools. Report from Nordic conference during the Icelandic chairmanship in the Nordic Council.] TemaNord 2010:522 © Nordisk Ministerråd, Copenhagen. 2010. [ISBN 978-92-893-2017-7. Available as Print on Demand (PoD) and can be orderet at: www.norden.org/order].

“People with intellectual disabilities creating a social field? A Bourdieuean interpretation of self-advocacy in Iceland”. Accepted for publication in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 47, December 2009. By Kristín Björnsdóttir & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson.

“Possibilities in the boy turn? Comparative lessons from Australia and Iceland.“ Accepted for publication in Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 53(4):309–325. DOI: 10.1080/00313830903043083. August 2009. By Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson, Bob Lingard and Martin Mills.

“Introduction“ [to the Special Issue on Gender and PISA, editted by Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson, Almar M. Halldórsson & Ragnar F. Ólafsson]. European Educational Research Journal 8(1):18–19. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2304/eerj.2009.8.1.18. February 2009.

“To be a male role model—or to be a teacher: Notes on the discourse about men primary teachers in Iceland“. Norma—Nordic Journal for Masculinity Studies 1(1):82–95. 2006.

““Different Children—A Tougher Job”. Icelandic Teachers Reflect on Changes in Their Work“. European Educational Research Journal 5(2):140–151. DOI: 10.2304/eerj.2006.5.2.140. July 2006.

“Concepts of teacher knowledge as social strategies“. Pedagogy, Culture & Society 14(1):19–34. March 2006.

“"Strong, independent, able to learn more …": Inclusion and the construction of school students in Iceland as diagnosable subjects”. Discourse 27(1):103–119. March 2006.

„Icelandic Nationalism and the Kyoto Protocol: an Analysis of the Discourse on Global Environmental Change in Iceland“. Environmental Politics 14(4):495–509. August 2005.

"Utilizing Technology in a Rural Teacher Certification Program in Iceland“. Adapting Technology for School Improvement. A Global Perspective (Eds. David Chapman & Lars Mahlck), pp. 237–247. Authors: Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson og Anna Þóra Baldursdóttir Paris, UNESCO. 2004

"To teach boys and girls: A profeminist perspective on the boys' debate in Iceland“. Educational Review 56(1):33–42. 2004

"Ideas en una red histórica. Una genealogía de las ideas y las reformas educativas en Islandia“. Historia cultural y educación. Ensayos crítical sobre conocimiento y escolarización (Eds Barry Franklin, Miguel de Pereyra og Thomas S. Popkewitz), bls. 247–268. Barcelona & México: Pomares. 2003. Spanish transl. of Cultural History and Education (RoutledgeFalmer 2001).

[A review of] Men and Masculinities: Key Themes and New Directions by Stephen M. Whitehead (Cambridge, Polity, 2002). Acta Sociologica 46(1), 93–95.

"Education governance in transition: An introduction". Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research 46(3):237–245. Authors: Sverker Lindblad, Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson and Hannu Simola. 2002. Special issue: Guest editors: Hannu Simola, Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson and Sverker Lindblad.

"Modern educational sagas: Legitimation of ideas and practices in Icelandic education". Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research 46(3):265–282 Authors: Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson, Guðrún Geirsdóttir and Gunnar E. Finnbogason. 2002.

"An inevitable progress? Educational restructuring in Finland, Iceland and Sweden at the turn of the millennium". Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research 46(3):325–339. Authors: Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson, Sverker Lindblad and Hannu Simola. 2002.

"Pierre Bourdieu". In Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education: From Piaget to the Present (Ed. Joy A. Palmer, Advisory Eds. David E. Cooper and Liora Bresler), pp. 229–234. With Thomas S. Popkewitz. London and New York, Routledge. 2001.

"Changes in Patterns of Educational Governance and Social Integration and Exclusion in Iceland at the Beginning of a New Millennium". Education governance and social integration exclusion: Studies in the powers of reason and the reasons of power (Eds. Sverker Lindblad and Thomas S. Popkewitz), pp. 205–230. Uppsala Reports on Education 39. Uppsala: Uppsala University. By Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson (ed.), Guðrún Geirsdóttir, Gunnar E. Finnbogason and Sigurjón Mýrdal. [EGSIE Work Package 7.] November 2001.

"Icelandic educators interviewed about governance and integration/exclusion". Listening to education actors on governance and social integration and exclusion (Eds. Sverker Lindblad and Thomas S. Popkewitz), pp. 207–238. Uppsala Reports on Education 37. Uppsala: Uppsala University. By Sigurjón Mýrdal, Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson, Guðrún Geirsdóttir and Gunnar E. Finnbogason. [EGSIE Work Package 4.] November 2001.

"Dark Sands or Green Forests? On the Construction of Nature as Cultural Capital in Iceland in the 1990s". Bright Summer Nights and Long Distances. Rural and Regional Development in the Nordic-Scottish Context. [Papers from Fourth Annual Conference of the Nordic-Scottish University Network for Rural and Regional Development. Akureyri, 7.–10. september 2000] (Ed. Ingi Rúnar Eðvarðsson), pp. 75–93. Akureyri, University of Akureyri. 2001.

"Ideas in a Historical Web: A Genealogy of Educational Ideas and Reforms in Iceland". Cultural History and Education: Essays on Knowledge and Schooling (Eds. Barry Franklin, Miguel de Pereyra and Thomas S. Popkewitz), pp. 243–261. New York and London, RoutledgeFalmer. 2001. (See also a conference presentation: Ideas in a Historical Web: A Genealogy of Educational Ideas and Reforms in Iceland". Presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Division F symposium: "Constructing a Cultural History of Education: International Perspectives".) Seattle, 10–14 April 2001.)]

"Genealogía y política progresista: reflexiones sobre la noción de utilidad". El desafío de Foucault. Discurso, conocimiento y poder en la educacíon (Eds. Thomas S. Popkewitz og Marie Brennan), pp. 299–318. Barcelona, Pomares-Corridor. 2000. Spanish transl. of Foucault's Challenge (Routledge 1998).

"Discipline, Governance and Inclusion in Education in Iceland in the late 1990s". Community Viability, Rapid Change and Socio-Ecological Futures. Papers from the Conference on Societies in the Vestnorden Area [7.–9. október 1999]. (Eds. Jónas Gunnar Allansson og Ingi Rúnar Eðvarðsson). Akureyri, University of Akureyri and The Stefansson Arctic Institute, pp. 109–122. August 2000.

Nature as capital. Legitimating principles in the discourse on use and protection of nature in Iceland in the 1990s. Study report—Draft version in progress—August 2000.

[A Review of] Men Engaging Feminisms. Pro-feminisms, Backlashes and Schooling by Bob Lingard og Peter Douglas (Buckingham og Philadelphia, Open University Press, 1999). Gender and Education 15(1), 135–136. 2000.

"Curriculum, management and self-evaluation in Icelandic primary and secondary schools". Public Discourses on Education Governance and Social Integration and Exclusion. Analyses of Policy Texts in European Contexts. Uppsala Reports on Education 36. (Eds. Sverker Lindblad and Thomas S. Popkewitz). Uppsala University, pp. 95–117. With Gunnar E. Finnbogason and Guðrún Geirsdóttir. January 2000.

"The Case of Iceland. The first report of the Icelandic group". Educational Governance and Social Integration and Exclusion: National Cases of Educational Systems and Recent Reforms. Uppsala Reports on Education 34. (Eds. Sverker Lindblad and Thomas S. Popkewitz). Uppsala University, pp. 129–142. With Sigurjón Mýrdal. January 1999.

"Genealogy and Progressive Politics: Reflections on the Notion of Usefulness". Foucault's Challenge: Discourse, Knowledge, and Power. (Eds. Thomas S. Popkewitz and Marie Brennan). Teachers College Press. New York, pp. 297–315. 1998

[A Review of] Ecological Identity. Becoming a Reflective Environmentalist by Mitchell Tomashaw (Cambridge, Mass. and London, The MIT Press). Worldviews 1(2), 185–186. 1997

"Educational Reform in Iceland". In Streiftog i historisk og komparativ pedagogikk. Artikkelsamling utgitt i forbindelse med Torstein Harbo 70-årsdag. Rapport nr 2 1997. (Ed. Knut Tveit). Oslo University, pp. 133–153. 1997

"Farm Boy from the Edge of the Arctic and the Seduction of Feminist Pedagogy in the American Academia." Gender and Education 6, 3, 1994, 293–306

"Principles of Legitimation in Educational Discourses in Iceland and the Production of Progress." Journal of Education Policy 8, 4, 1993, 339–351

"Professionalization of Progress and Expertise among Teacher Educators in Iceland. A Bourdieuean Interpretation." Teaching and Teacher Education 9, 3, 1993, 269–281

"Capable of Resisting and Entitled to Lead: On the Historical Conditions of the Neo-Marxist Educational Discourse." Educational Policy 6, 1992, 298–318

"Legitimating Principles and Epistemic Individuals in the Social Field of Educational Reform in Iceland, 1966–1991." Occasional paper. July 1992

"Legitimationsprobleme. Die isländische Erziehungsreform 1966–1991." Nordueuropa Forum 1/1992, 25–28

"¿Por qué estudiar las reformas y los reformadores? La formación en la reforma educativa como campo social en Islandia, 1966–1991". Revista de educacion 296, 1991, 99–135

The Formation of Educational Reform as a Social Field in Iceland and the Social Strategies of Educationists, 1966–1991. Doctoral dissertation. The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 1991. UMI 9123842

 

Textbooks (in Icelandic, titles translated into English)

Reykjavík: Jobs; Reykjavík: The Environment; Aerial Photographs of Reykjavík; Life in Reykjavík (with a co-author). Textbooks dealing with the environment and social issues

Home Studies. Social Studies Project Guide for Rural Districts. With co-authors. Publ. 1985. A Teacher´s Guide. With co-authors. Publ. 1986

 

Other important publications/papers (in Icelandic, especially recent publications and papers)

Árný Helga Reynisdóttir og Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. (2013). Fleiri vindar blása. Viðhorf reyndra framhaldsskólakennara til breytinga í skólastarfi, 1986–2012 [Increasing changes and challenges. School development 1986–2012 in the eyes of experienced upper secondary school teachers]. Netla. (netla.hi.is) Refereed article. Website: http://netla.hi.is/greinar/2013/ryn/006.pdf

Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. (2013). Grunnskólakennarar í aftursætinu og leikskólakennarar í skottinu? Hlutverk og fagmennska kennara í stefnu ríkis og sveitarfélaga [Compulsory school teachers in the backseat and pre-school teachers in the trunk? On the role and professionalism of teachers in the policy of the state and the municipalities]. Í Rúnar Sigþórsson, Rósa Eggertsdóttir og Guðmundur Heiðar Frímannsson (ritstjórar), Fagmennska í skólastarfi. Skrifað til heiður Trausta Þorsteinssyni (bls. 131–151). [Professionalism in schools: Festschrift for Trausti Þorsteinsson]. Akureyri: Háskólaútgáfan og Háskólinn á Akureyri.

Hvað felst í menntun til sjálfbærrar þróunar og hvernig getur hún verið þungamiðja skólastarfs?“ [What is involved in education for sustainable development and how can it become the core of education in schools?]. A keynote lecture at a conference on school development held by School Development Center within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Akureyri, 18 April 2009.

Andi sjálfbærrar þróunar í námskrám og menntastefnu – náum honum til jarðar. [Let us capture the spirit of sustainable development in the curriculum and educational policy, in Icelandic with an Overview in English]. Reykjavík, Símenntun, rannsóknir, ráðgjöf. 2008. Authors: Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson, Kristín Norðdahl, Auður Pálsdóttir, Björg Pétursdóttir, Eygló Björnsdóttir, Gunnhildur Óskarsdóttir og Þórunn Reykdal. Ed.: Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson. Available: http://skrif.hi.is/geta/files/2008/05/p4_300408.pdf.

„Umhyggja á heima í öllum skólum: Hlutverk, viðfangsefni og sjálfsmynd kennara á 21. öld“ [Care and concern is the task of all schools. On the role and identity of teachers in the 21st century.]. Opening lecture at the Iceland University of Education conference, 18–19 October 2007. Skólavarðan, 7, 7, 20–22. [Excerpts published in the Teachers’ Union periodical.]

“Leitað að mótsögnum. Um verklag við orðræðugreiningu“ [Looking for contradictions. On how to analyze discourse (Foucauldian style)]. Fötlun. Hugmyndir og aðferðir á nýju fræðasviði [Disability. Ideas and methods for a new discipline]. (Ed. Rannveig Traustadóttir), pp. 178–195. Reykjavík, University of Iceland Press. 2006.

Karlmennska og jafnréttisuppeldi. [Masculinity and Gender Equity Upbringing.] 2004.

Háskólamenntun og búseta. Tengsl menntunarstaðar og búsetuvals. [College Education and the Choice of Place for Living.] Ingi Rúnar Eðvarðsson, Elín M. Hallgrímsdóttir, Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson and Grétar Þór Eyþórsson. Akureyri: Byggðarannsóknastofnun Íslands, Rannsóknastofnun Háskólans á Akureyri. 2002. [A Research Paper published by the University of Akureyri Research Institute.]

"Salamancahugsjónin, einstaklingshyggja og sjúkdómsvæðing: Nemendur sem viðfangsefni greiningar á sérþörfum". [The Salamanca vision, individualism and the clinicalization of education: the construction of the pupil as a subject of diagnosis of special educational needs.] Glæður 11,2:13–20. 2001.

"Sérhæfð þekking kennara". [Teachers' Expert Knowledge]. Uppeldi og menntun 8, 71–89. 1999.

"Kvikmyndir sem félagsleg stjórnlist" [Movies as social strategies]. Heimur kvikmyndanna [The World of Movies]. (Ed. Guðni Elísson), pp. 348–359. Reykjavík: Art.is, Forlagið. 1999

"Karlafræði eða karlafræði? Vangaveltur um kynjarannsóknir í sagnfræði og menntunarfræði". [Men's Studies or Men's Studies? Thoughts on gender research in history and education]. The Icelandic History Congress 1997. Rapport II. (Eds. Gudmundur J. Gudmundsson and Eirikur Bjornsson). Reykjavík, The University of Iceland Institute of History, The Icelandic Historians' Association, pp. 229–239. Publ. in 1998

"Útivist sem táknraenn höfudstóll. Ordraedan um útivist og náttúruvernd í ljósi kenninga franska félags- og mannfraedingsins Pierre Bourdieu." [Outdoor life as symbolic capital. The discourse on outdoor life and nature conservation in light of Pierre Bourdieu's theories]. In Náttúrusýn. Safn greina um siðfræði og náttúru. (Eds. Þorvardur Árnason and Róbert H. Haraldsson). [How people see nature. A collection of articles on ethics and nature]. Reykjavík: Sidfræðistofnun Háskóla Íslands, pp. 169–181

"Ímyndin um óspillta náttúru og sanna Sögueyjarmenningu." [The images of unspoiled nature and a true saga island culture] Lesbók Morgunblaðsins [A weekend edition of the newspaper Morgunblaðið]. June 20, 1992

To be a Teacher. Historical Perspectives about the Teacher Job. An essay publ. in 1987

Elementary Schooling in Iceland 1908–1958. Cand.mag. thesis in history. Publ. 1983. Sec. ed. 1984

Reviews and other articles in several periodicals, including Saga (History), the main scholarly historical periodical in Iceland, Uppeldi og menntun (Upbringing and Education), and Skírnir, a literary periodical in Iceland

About 200 newspaper articles, mainly on education, environmental matters, and other political issues. Most of them were written as opinion articles in Dagblaðið-Vísir, Reykjavík, 1984–1995, and Dagur, Akureyri, 1995–1996, and participation in debates in Dagur and Morgunblaðið later. [See a list of newspaper articles.]

Paper presentations and seminars (in English)

Space of exclusion and inclusion for LGBT-students: An ethnographic study in two Icelandic upper secondary schools. Erindi á ECER 2013, the European Conference on Educational Research, Istanbul, 9.–13. september 2013. Jón Ingvar Kjaran & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson.

Additional workload or a part of the job? Icelandic teachers’ discourse on inclusive education. Erindi á ECER 2013, the European Conference on Educational Research, Istanbul, 9.–13. september 2013. Hermína Gunnþórsdóttir & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson.

Curriculum, crisis, and the work of Icelandic upper secondary school reforms. Erindi á ECER 2013, the European Conference on Educational Research, Istanbul, 9.–13. september 2013. Guðrún Ragnarsdóttir & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson.

From theory to practice? Mapping research and reform activities in upper secondary education in Iceland 2003–2012. Erindi á ECER 2013, the European Conference on Educational Research, Istanbul, 9.–13. september 2013. Guðrún Ragnarsdóttir & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson.

“Excellence, Innovation, and Academic Freedom in University Policy in Iceland.” Nordic Education Research Association. 41st Congress. Reykjavík, 7–9 March 2013. Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson.

“Additional workload or a part of the job? Icelandic teachers’ discourse on inclusive education.” Nordic Education Research Association. 41st Congress. Reykjavík, 7–9 March 2013. Hermína Gunnþórsdóttir & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson.

““We feel that we are in a middle of a snowstorm” – Experienced upper secondary teachers discuss 30 years of change in curriculum and teaching.” Nordic Education Research Association. 41st Congress. Reykjavík, 7–9 March 2013. Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson & Árný Helga Reynisdóttir.

“Research and reform map on the Upper Secondary Education in Iceland 2003-2012. From Theory to Practice.” Nordic Education Research Association. 41st Congress. Reykjavík, 7–9 March 2013. Guðrún Ragnarsdóttir & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson.

““It is so different to learn about trees [by being] outdoors than looking at them in a book”. How teachers see the role of the outdoor environment in children’s learning.” Nordic Education Research Association. 41st Congress. Reykjavík, 7–9 March 2013. Kristín Norðdahl & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson.

“The role of space in (re)producing heterosexism/heteronormativity in Icelandic upper secondary schools.” Presentation at the American Educational Research Association conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 13.–17. apríl 2012. Jón Ingvar Kjaran & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson.

“Outdoor environment as discourse in policy documents”. Presentation at the American Educational Research Association conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 13.–17. apríl 2012. Kristín Norðdahl, Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson & Jóhanna Einarsdóttir.

“The outdoor environment: Children´s views and preferences.” Presentation at the American Educational Research Association conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 13.–17. apríl 2012. Kristín Norðdahl, Jóhanna Einarsdóttir & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson.

“Do Icelandic Upper Secondary Schools Produce and Reproduce Heterosexism?” International Conference of the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research at the University of Iceland 4–5 November 2011. Authors: Jón Ingvar Kjaran & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson.

“The Role of Mothers of Children with Disabilities in their School Education.” International Conference of the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research at the University of Iceland 4–5 November 2011. Authors: Hermína Gunnþórsdóttir, Dóra S. Bjarnason & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson.

““I would always end up with some girl”. Are Icelandic upper secondary schools heterosexual? “ “ European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Berlin 12–16 september 2011. Authors: Jón Ingvar Kjaran & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson.

“The role of space in (re)producing heterosexism/heteronormativity in an Icelandic upper secondary school“. Erindi á ECER 2011, the European Conference on Educational Research, (ECER), Berlin 12–16 september 2011. Authors: Jón Ingvar Kjaran & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson.

“The New Legislation about Teacher Education in Iceland: Prospects for Vocational Education“. 22. Nordisk Yrkespedagogisk Konferens (Nordic Vocational Teacher Education Conference). Haaga-Helia, University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, 15–16 June 2011.

“Reclamation of Framengjar Wetlands in North Iceland“. World Wilderness Congress, Merida, Mexico, 6–13 November 2009.

“But mother, the spider does not harm a fly ..." Methodological notes on historical discourse analysis“. European Conference on Education Research (ECER), Vienna, 28–30 September 2009.

“The Bologna Process in two Icelandic universities and accreditation.“ European Conference on Education Research (ECER), Vienna, 28–30 September 2009. Authors: Guðrún Geirsdóttir & Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson.

“The politics of gender equality intervention programs in schools“. A keynote lecture at a Nordic Conference about gender equality education in schools, Reykjavík, 21–22 September 2009.

“Sustainability in the Icelandic school curriculum for early childhood, compulsory, and upper secondary school levels“. Lecture at John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio, 23 October 2008.

“Sustainable Development and the Icelandic Public School Curriculum: Interrupting Business-as-Usual?” The Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Dayton, Ohio, 16–18 October, 2008.

“Exploiting the possibilities for sustainable development in the Icelandic public school curriculum“. European Conference on Education Research (ECER), Gothenburg, 10–12 September, 2008. Authors and presenters: Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson, Kristín Norðdahl og Auður Pálsdóttir.

“’But mother, the spider does not harm a fly ...’ Methodological notes on historical discourse analysis”. Seminar. Gothenburg University, 4 September, 2008

“The boy turn and backlash against feminism“. Nordic Gender and Women’s History Congress, Gender, Space and Borders, Reykjavík, 11–13 August, 2008. Roundtable, in association with Bob Lingard og Martin Mills, University of Queensland; presented by Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson.

“Education for sustainable development in the Icelandic public school curriculum“. 9th Nordic Research Symposium on Science Education, Reykjavík, 11–15 June, 2008. Authors and presenters: Auður Pálsdóttir, Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson, Kristín Norðdahl og Gunnhildur Óskarsdóttir.

“Social strategies in the (emerging) field of intellectual disability in Iceland“. Presentation at the American Educational Research Association conference, New York, 24–28 March, 2008. With Kristín Björnsdóttir, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Iceland.

“Depoliticizing Sustainability and Immigrant Issues: Exploration into Icelandic Municipal School Policy Documents.“ Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference, Conference on Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, 25–27 October, 2007.

“Depoliticizing sustainability and immigrant issues. Exploration into Icelandic municipal school policy documents”. European Conference on Education Research (ECER), Gent, 19–21 September, 2007.

“Reflections about Gender in the PISA Study. Introductory Comments for a symposium“. European Conference on Education Research (ECER), Gent, 19–21 September, 2007.

“The discourse on the need for men primary teachers in Iceland“. Presentation at the American Educational Research Association conference, Chicago, 9–13 April, 2007.

“Inclusion and the construction of school students in Iceland as subjects for diagnosis“. Seminar. University of Edinburgh, Moray House School of Education, 12 October, 2006.

“Issues in the male teacher debate in Iceland“. European Conference on Education Research (ECER), Genf, 13–15 September, 2006.

““Different children—a tougher job”. Icelandic teachers reflect on changes in their work“. Presentation at the European Conference on Education Research (ECER), Dublin, 7–10 September, 2005

“"Powerful analysis of special educational needs". Clinical methods and inclusion in Icelandic compulsory education”. Presentation at the European Conference of Education Research (ECER), Rethymnon, Crete, Greece, 22–25 September, 2004

“"Powerful analysis of special educational needs". Clinical methods and inclusion in Icelandic compulsory education. The second international “In sickness and in health”, University of Iceland in Reykjavik, 23–25 June, 2004

"Icelandic Teachers Reflect on Changes in Their Work". Presentation at the American Educational Research Association conference, San Diego, California, 12–16 April, 2004

“ ‘Strong, Independent …’ Inclusion Politics In Iceland”. Presentation at the Nordic Educational Research Association, Reykjavík, Iceland University of Education, 11–13 March, 2004

“Remarks on Studies of Men in Iceland in light of Jeff Hearn’s lecture“. Conference on Masculinity Research and Possibilities in Past, Present and Future. Research Institute in Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík 5–6 March, 2004

"Is there a problem with boys? Gender and individual differences in primary schools in Iceland". Seminar for faculty and students, Edinburgh University, 8 October, 2003

"Governance as discourse“. Presentation at the European Conference of Education Research (ECER), Hamburg, 17–20 September, 2003

"Gender and individual differences in primary schools in Iceland“. Presentation at the European Conference of Education Research (ECER), Hamburg, 17–20 September, 2003

"Gender and individual differences in primary schools in Iceland“. Presentation at Gender and Power in the New Europe. 5th Feminist Research Conference, Lund, Sweden, 20–24 August, 2003

"Iceland and the Kyoto Protocol: A Bourdieuean/Foucaultian analysis of the discourse on global environmental change in Iceland at the turn of the millennium". Presentation at the 2002 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change (subtitled Knowledge for the Sustainability Transition: The Challenge for Social Science), Berlin, 6– 7 December 2002

"Gender studies and feminism in education". Panel discussions at the Women's Studies/Gender Studies Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, 4–5 October 2002

"To teach boys and girls: The boys' debate in light of pro-feminism". The Nordic Sociology Congress, Reykjavík, 15–17 August 2002

"Modern educational sagas: legitimation of ideas and practices in Icelandic education". Symposium entitled Changing education governance in Nordic welfare states: Finland, Iceland and Sweden as cases of an international restructuring movement at the 30th Congress of the Nordic Educational Research Assocation, 7–9 March 2002, Tallinn, Estonia. [Presented with a handout in authors' absence.] (Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson, University of Akureyri, Guðrún Geirsdóttir, University of Iceland, Gunnar E. Finnbogason, Iceland University of Education)

"The Construction of the Pupil as a Diagnosable Subject: On the Conjuncture of the Salamanca Vision of Inclusion of all Children and Market Strategies in Education, an Icelandic Experience". Travelling Policy/Local Spaces: Globalisation, Identities and Education Policy in Europe. Conference, Keele University, England, 27–29 June 2001.< http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/ed/educat/ConfAbsJohann.htm>

"Ideas in a Historical Web: A Genealogy of Educational Ideas and Reforms in Iceland". Presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Division F symposium: "Constructing a Cultural History of Education: International Perspectives".) Seattle, 10–14 April 2001

"Expert Knowledge of Teachers as Social Strategies". Presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, 10–14 April 2001

"Dark Sands or Green Forests? Legitimating principles in the discourse on use and protection of nature in Iceland in the 1990s". Taking Nature Seriously: Citizens, Science, and Environment. University of Oregon, Eugene, 25–27 February 2001. See the study report Nature as Capital

"Dark Sands or Green Forests? On the Construction of Nature as Cultural Capital in Iceland in the 1990s". Fourth Annual Conference of the Nordic-Scottish University Network for Rural and Regional Development. University of Akureyri, 7–10 September 2000. See the study report Nature as Capital

"Teacher Research. Notes on Changes in Teachers' Work and Educational Governance in Iceland". – Discussion Group Seminar, Faculty of Pedagogy and Didactics, Göteborgs University, 23 February 2000

"Foucault, the Genealogical Method in Educational Research, and Progressive Politics". Seminar, Faculty of Pedagogy and Didactics, Göteborg University, 22 February 2000

"Discipline, Governance, and Inclusion in Education in Iceland in the late 1990s". Community Viability, Rapid Change, and Socio-Ecological Futures. A Conference on Societies in the Vestnorden Area. Akureyri, October 7–9, 1999. [Published in Conference Proceedings, August 2000.]

"Changes in Teachers' Work and Educational Governance in Iceland". Seminar, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 7 May 1999

"Governance and Inclusion in Icelandic Primary and Secondary Education: Emerging Issues and Stories". With Sigurjón Mýrdal, in collaboration with Guðrún Geirsdóttir and Gunnar Finnbogason. Presentation at the American Educational Research Association conference, Montréal, 19–23 April 1999

"Foucault, the Genealogical Method in Educational Research, and Progressive Politics". Seminar, Department of Education, Umeå University, Sweden, 13 May 1998

"How Useful is 'Experience'?" Presentation at the American Educational Research Association conference, San Diego, California, 13–17 April 1998

"Reform in Iceland in the past 25 to 30 years." A Seminar on history of education and comparative education, Oslo University, 7–8 March 1997

"Teachers' Work and Theories of Professionalism: Conceptualizing a New Approach". Presentation at the American Educational Research Association conference, New York, 8–12 April 1996

"Discursive Struggles and Symbolic Capital in Teacher Education in Iceland". Presentation at the American Educational Research Association conference, New York, 8–12 April 1996

"Symbolic Capital in Teacher Education in Iceland". Presentation at the 22nd meeting of Nordic historians, Oslo, Norway, 13–18 August 1994

"Bourdieu and Neo-Marxist Educational Theorists in Great Britain and the United States." Presentation at the American Educational Research Association conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 12–16 April 1993

"Principles of Legitimation in Educational Discourses in Iceland." Presentation at the American Educational Research Association conference, San Francisco, 20–24 April 1992. (Published in Journal of Education Policy, 1993)

"Professionalization of Progress and Expertise among Teacher Educators in Iceland." Presentation at the American Educational Research Association conference, San Francisco, 20–24 April 1992. (Published in Teaching and Teacher Education, 1993)

"Educational Reform in Iceland as a Social Field. A Bourdieuean Interpretation." Oslo University, 10 February 1993.

"The Formation of Educational Reform as a Social Field in Iceland in the 1970s and the 1980s: Legitimating Principles and the Social Strategies of Epistemic Individuals." Presentation at the American Educational Research Association conference, Chicago, 3–7 April 1991. ERIC TM016270

"Education and Social Change. The Case of Iceland, 1966–1991." Lecture at Kennesaw State College, Georgia, 27 February 1991

"Social Strategies, Educational Reform, and Popular Culture: Playing in the Field with Three Bourdieuean Studies." Panel participation at the Conference on Curriculum Theorizing and Classroom Practice, Bergamo Conference Center, Dayton, Ohio, 17–20 October 1990

"Capable of Resisting and Entitled to Lead: On Rationality in Neo-Marxist Educational Theory." The American Educational Studies Association convention, Chicago, 25–29 October 1989. (Published in Educational Policy 1992)

"Politics of Pedagogy: A White Male Teaching Feminist Pedagogy." Conference on Curriculum Theorizing and Classroom Practice, Bergamo Conference Center, Dayton, Ohio, 18–21 October 1989. (A rewritten version appeared in Gender and Education, 1994)

"Accepting Order and Power through Internalization: From Nineteenth Century School Discipline to ´Control Theory in the Classroom. ´" The American Educational Studies Association convention, Toronto, Canada, 3–6 November 1988

"The Search for Tiny Possibilities. Democratic Education in Undemocratic Schools." The Equity and Excellence conference, Institute for Democracy in Education, Ohio University, Athens, 13–14 May 1988

 

 Social and professional responsibilities (major)

The Icelandic Gender Equality Council. Member (appointed by the The Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Iceland), 2009–2011

Evaluation committee to review the competence of applicants for academic positions and the transfer from Assistand to Associate levels of Professor, School of Education, University of Iceland. Vice chairman (appointed by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture), 2009–2012

Icelandic Educational Research Association (FUM). Board member, 2009–2011

Uppeldi og menntun, Icelandic Journal of Education, an academic periodical published by the University of Iceland and the University of Akureyri. Editorial committee, 2009–2010. Editor 2011–2015. Tímarit um uppeldi og menntun, Icelandic Journal of Education, Editor 2016.

Vatnajökull National Park. Regional council member and vice board member (appointed by environmental NGOs), 2007–2011

European Educational Research Association. Link-convenor and program chair of Network 23: Politics of Education and Policy Studies. 2007–2008. (Assistant program chair 2006.)

European Educational Research Association. Co-convenor of Network 23: Politics of Education and Policy Studies. 2004–

Editorial Board, European Educational Research Journal. Quarterly, online-only journal of the European Educational Research Association (EERA), available at www.triangle.co.uk/EERJ. 2002–

Preparation committee, Conference on Rural Education, Stórutjarnir Primary School, Northeast Iceland, held April 28, 2001 by several universities and university departments, professional associations, the ministry of education, culture, and science, and the association of municipalities

Chair, SUNN (organization for nature preservation in North Iceland), 2000–

Member of Social Science Advisory Council at the Icelandic Science Council (Rannsóknarráð Íslands), 1998–2001

Committee to prepare a conference on School Development and the Arts (Skólaþróun og listir), Reykjavík, June 1998

Board Member, The Association of Rural Schools, 1996–1999, Contact Person for the Association in the University of Akureyri 1999–2001

Búseti, a cooperative housing association. Board member, 1996–2003. Chair, 1998–2003

Chair, committee to prepare the first university program for early childhood education teachers, The University of Akureyri, 1996

Vice Chairman, Federation of Icelandic Students Abroad, and Editor of the its periodical, Sæmundur, 1991–1992

Steward, Teaching Assistant Association, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1989–1990

Board Member, Hagþenkir, the Association of Textbook Writers and Theoretical Authors in Iceland, 1984–1986, 1991–1992

Board Member, Association of History Teachers, Iceland, 1983–1984

Chair, Association of History Students, The University of Iceland, 1978–1979

Board Member, Student Association of the University of Iceland, 1977–1978

Editor, Muninn (gymnasium newspaper), 1974–1975; Board Member, 1973–1974

 

Research Grants

University Fund of KEA, 2004 (book publication grant)

EU, 1998–2000

The University of Akureyri Research fund, 1997, 1998, 1999

Icelandic Science Council, 1984, 1985, 1991, 1994, 2000

The Thor Thorsson fund (American-Scandinavian Association) 1987, 1989

 

Comments

Languages: Competency in Icelandic and English; reading and conversational knowledge of Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish; familiarity with German

Born: April 1, 1954, Akureyri, North East Iceland

Raised (from 1958): The farm of Skútustaðir, the Lake Mývatn district, North East Iceland