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ERIC Number: ED498275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 200
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-1-57886-563-8ISBN-978-1-57886-563-5
Extreme Economics: The Need for Personal Finance in the School Curriculum
Babbage, Keen
Rowman & Littlefield Education
As the debt of the U.S. government approaches $9 trillion, we must ask ourselves what sort of economic example is being set for our students. If this debt will be passed on to our current generation of students, what, then, should children and teenagers know about personal finance? How can sound financial principles and money management be taught to these students? "Extreme Economics: The Need for Personal Finance in the School Curriculum" identifies, through current research, what children and teenagers need to know about managing funds. It shows educators how to design instructional activities that enable students to learn about money management in fascinating and meaningful ways. Extreme Economics is not filled with complicated or confusing charts, graphs, and terminology. It is readable and immediately applicable. As education continues to advance, the school curriculum might consist of reading, writing, math, and economics and finance. This book is an important step to ensuring a solid base in this emerging area. The book contains 10 chapters: (1) How to Learn about Money; (2) Student Life Experience as a Powerful Classroom Resource; (3) How Student Life Experience Connects with What Students Need to Learn; (4) How to Fully Apply Student Life Experience to Achieve Mastery; (5) Student Conversations, Hobbies, Daily Lives: More Resources for Any Teacher Who Listens and Notices; (6) A Day in the Economic Life of an Elementary School Student; (7) A Day in the Economic Life of a Middle School Student; (8) A Day in the Economic Life of a High School Student; (9) A Visit to a Middle School Extreme Economics Class; and (10) Save, Save More, Keep Saving.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A