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ERIC Number: EJ782147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0889-0293
Can Students Learn Economics and Personal Finance in a Specialized Elementary School?
Posnanski, Tracy J.; Schug, Mark C.; Schmitt, Thomas
International Journal of Social Education, v21 n2 p196-205 Fall 2006-Win 2007
Statistics from a number of surveys indicate there is a high rate of economic and financial illiteracy in the United States. Several other studies have pointed out that problems related to the widespread lack of economic and financial understanding have serious consequences on the future economic well-being of many citizens. Financial and economic illiteracy may be traced to a lack of schooling in basic economic and financial principles. This article discusses an evaluation of achievement scores in economics and financial education of three public elementary schools in an urban setting. The purpose of the article is to illustrate the point that if economic and financial principles are taught to urban elementary children on a regular basis, the students may gain knowledge that will support them in daily financial decision making for the rest of their lives. (Contains 2 figures and 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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