The role of the Icelandic Teachers' Union This organization's role is to safeguard the rights and interests of its members, encourage cooperation between them, and strengthen professional and trade union awareness. The Icelandic Teachers' Union also works to improve teachers' training and continuing education for its members. The Icelandic Teachers' Union serves as a forum for informed discussion of current trends in education and promotes and encourages progress and innovation in teaching and education. The Icelandic Teachers' Union cooperates with teachers' associations in other countries and other trade unions in Iceland. The Union works to ensure that preschools, primary schools, music schools, and secondary schools always have the most capable teachers, student counsellors, headteachers, and assistant heads. In this way, the KI encourages quality in teaching and continuity in education. The Icelandic Teachers' Union promotes solidarity among all teachers.