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Promoting Reading in Denmark

National Centre for Reading in Denmark

http: / / www.videnomlaesning.dk / om-os / in-english /

Logo_Nationalt_Videncenter_for_Laesning“Nationalt Videncenter for Laesning” (National knowledge/competence center for reading) is an institution based in Copenhagen, transferring knowledge and competencies in reading and writing to parents, teachers, students, reading mentors and other pedagogues. Founded by the [ ... ]  

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Bookstart in Denmark

http: / / www.bibliotekogmedier.dk / english / bookstart-program /

Logo_Bogstart“Bogstart“ (Bookstart) is a project that focuses on delivering book packages to babies and infants in disadvantaged regions, facilitating better access to children’s literature and reading. The state co-ordinating office at the Ministry of Culture, “Styrelsen for Bibliotek og Medier“ in Copenhagen, has organized this [ ... ]  

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Computers for children in Danish libraries

http: / / www.bibliotekogmedier.dk / biblioteksomraadet / fokusomraader / boern / kidsmart /

Logo_Kidsmart“KidSmart” is a project jointly organised by the state coordinating office at the Ministry of Culture, “Styrelsen for Bibliothek og Medier” and IBM, placing computers for children aged three to six years in libraries. These computers, which are made available free of charge, serve to provide children with first IT [ ... ]  

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Nordisk Projektbank - Database for literacy promotion projects in the Nordic countries

http: / / www.humaniora.sdu.dk / boernesprog / nordiskprojektbank / web /

Nordisk Projektbank aims to deliver educators and teachers with a comprehensive information system regarding literacy promotion projects in the Nordic countries of Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. It comprises projects relating to infants, pre-school and school children as well as young people in vocational education, reaching from local projects based in communities to research studies with an international scope. Apart from enabling the professionals in reading, writing and language education to [ ... ]  

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“Vi læser for livet“ Cross-curricular reading promotion in Denmark

http: / / www.dlf.org / undervisning / vi+l%c3%a6ser+for+livet / om+l%c3%a6seprojektet

Logo_Vi_laeser_for_livet “Vi læser for livet” (Reading for life) is a project run by the Danish Teacher Association “Danmarks Lærerforening (DLF)”. The idea of subject-related reading and writing, primarily in lower secondary school, is essential for this reading project.
Many students leave school without having acquired [ ... ]  

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Brønderslev writing school in Denmark

http: / / www.broenderslev-forfatterskole.dk

Logo_Brønderslev_Forfatterskole Many young people dream of becoming a writer one day. At the “Brønderslev Forfatterskole” (writing school in Brønderslev), adolescents aged between 13 and 16 years can pursue this dream. Annual summer courses are held to teach young people the art and craft of writing, supported by Danish [ ... ]  

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More Information

Total population
5 556 452

Danish (official)
Faroese, Greenlandic, German (recognized regional languages)

Literacy rate
(age 15 or over who can read)

Total: 99%
Male: 99%
Female: 99%

Functional illiteracy
(de facto)

Educational indicators
Primary (net) enrolment: 97%
Secondary (net) enrolment: 91%
Tertiary (gros) enrolment: 77%
School life expectancy: 16.9 years

Government expenditure
15.1% goes to education

Unemployment (age 15-24)

CIA World Fact Book, Human Development Report, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Wikipedia