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ERIC Number: ED508564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Survey of the States: Economic, Personal Finance & Entrepreneurship Education in Our Nation's Schools in 2009. A Report Card
Council for Economic Education (NJ3)
The Survey of the States is a bi-annual report that documents the state of economic, personal finance and entrepreneurship education in the fifty states (and the District of Columbia), conducted by the Council for Economic Education and sponsored by State Farm Insurance Companies. This report presents summary findings as well as state-by-state detail using maps and tables. This year's Survey shows that progress continues to be made in the teaching of economics and personal finance in America's schools. However, much more work still needs to be done in terms of placing a greater emphasis on economics and personal finance in the K-12 curriculum; requiring separate, stand-alone courses in these subjects as part of high school graduation requirements; and testing student knowledge levels. Economics, traditionally part of the core Social Studies curriculum, is included, to at least some extent, in the educational standards of all states, and the District of Columbia. 40 states (the same as in 2007 and up from 28 in 1998), now require these standards to be implemented. However, only 19 states require the testing of student knowledge in Economics, four fewer than in 2007 (23). Personal Finance, a newer subject in comparison with Economics, is now included, to at least some extent, in the educational standards of 44 states (up from 40 in 2007 and 21 in 1998). 34 states (up from 28 in 2007 and 14 in 1998), now require these standards to be implemented. Nine states require the testing of student knowledge in Personal Finance (same as in 2007). Entrepreneurship, by comparison, is less emphasized and therefore less integrated into the curriculum of the states. 19 states include the subject of Entrepreneurship in their K-12 educational standards, and four states require Entrepreneurship to be included as a component of a high school course, usually Economics, required for graduation (up from three in 2007).
Council for Economic Education. 122 East 42 Street Suite 2600, New York, NY 10168. Tel: 800-338-1192; Tel: 212-730-7007; Fax: 212-730-1793; Web site: http://www.councilforeconed.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: State Farm Insurance Companies
Authoring Institution: Council for Economic Education