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ERIC Number: EJ817696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Economic and Financial Education for the 21st Century
Schug, Mark; Lopus, Jane
Social Education, v72 n7 p359-362 Nov-Dec 2008
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills places an important emphasis on fundamental social science subjects including history, geography, government and civics, and economics as well as a stress on other important subjects such as English, foreign languages, arts, and science in the school curriculum. It has also identified what it calls 21st century themes, which include global awareness; financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy; and civic literacy. The message is clear: young people cannot effectively participate in the global economy without a deep understanding of basic economics. In this article, the authors discuss the importance of young people having an understanding of how market systems work. They also describe the qualities of an effective economic education. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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