ERIC Number: ED243765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Personal Finance in America's Schools Today.
Teaching Topics, v31 n2 Fall 1983
Highlights from a survey of educational practices of personal finance teachers and resource materials for emerging topics are provided. Of the 6,100 secondary teachers in the United States and Canada who received questionnaires, 1,400 responded. With over 30 states having personal finance or consumer economics guidelines, personal finance courses have a strong foothold in the U.S. educational system. In most schools, personal finance is taught at the 11th and 12th grade levels in business education, social studies, or home economics. Respondents indicated that economic conditions receive strong teaching emphasis, most teachers use a traditional instructional approach, teacher-developed resources are used most frequently, and the topics in which teachers need information are financial services, insurance trends, investment alternatives, and economic and social trends. The remainder of the document presents instructional activities and selected references for each of these topics. Periodicals and general resources for teaching personal finance are also listed. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Consumer Economics, Course Content, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Financial Services, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Insurance, Investment, Learning Activities, National Surveys, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Sociocultural Patterns, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Council of Life Insurance, Washington, DC.; Health Insurance Association of America, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Canada; Economic Trends; Personal Finance Training
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