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ERIC Number: EJ868720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Online ATM Helps Youth Smarten Up about Spending
Hibbert, Kathy; Coulson, Elizabeth
Education Canada, v49 n5 spec iss p57-59 2009
While many high school students confess a desire to develop personal money management skills, statistics tracking the average Canadian's personal debt underscore the need to ensure the youth have the tools they need for financial success. What would it take to motivate teens to learn more about how they spend and manage their money? The authors discuss the resource, "ATM Confessions: A Financial Literacy Library," which was developed through a partnership between the Investor Education Fund (IEF) and the University of Western Ontario's Faculty of Education as a way to promote financial literacy among today's youth. A database housed within the ATM makes resources and interactives freely accessible on the web. In addition, registered secure access can be easily obtained by teachers for use with their classes. As teachers and students access the resources and interactives in the library, they can develop and store their own lesson plans. User-developed activities and products can be published to the databases to continue to generate new, authentic, innovative resources. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada