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ERIC Number: EJ1196981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2158-2440
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The Case for the Need for Personal Financial Literacy Education in Botswana Secondary Schools
Solomon, Gosaitse E.; Nhete, Trust; Sithole, Burman M.
SAGE Open, v8 n1 Jan 2018
Personal financial literacy (PFL) is an imperative life skill that all 21st-century students should have. Research shows that the levels of financial literacy in both developing and developed countries are very low across people of all ages. This deplorable state of affairs has negative implications on the well-being of the populace, as evidenced by increased indebtedness, lower saving, poor planning for retirement, and the making of many poor personal financial decisions. Recognizing the potential benefits of financial literacy at both individual and national levels, many countries have started to offer financial education in their schools. This article analyzed the business subjects' curriculum at secondary school level in Botswana and literature published on the subject of PFL, and found that there exists a gap in this area and a need to offer PFL to all learners in the school system. Despite the need for such a move, Botswana does not have a deliberate program in its curriculum that specifically addresses this problem. This article discusses the benefits of personal financial education, the inadequacy of current business subjects to meet this need, and concludes by recommending a mandatory PFL subject in the Botswana secondary school curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Botswana
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