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ERIC Number: EJ1085813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2151-2612
Financial Literacy with Families: Opportunity and Hope
Baron, Lorraine M.
Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, v8 n1 p83-118 Jul 2015
In this article, the author explores the link between citizens' quantitative literacy abilities and their financial prosperity. The author applies a robust social justice research vision and a Freirean approach to describe personal flourishing within the context of numerical, mathematical, and financial literacy (NMFL) education. Four families participated in a weekly evening community program that was designed to inform them about NMFLs. Analysis of the interview data showed that participants described a sense of personal flourishing, gained confidence and skills, and felt financially empowered enough to teach/transfer that knowledge to their children. The author proposes a conceptual framework linking personal flourishing with NMFLs and suggests the framework be used to investigate and describe quantitative literacy and financial literacy in future empowering pedagogies research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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