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ERIC Number: EJ877502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
The Importance of Financial Literacy
Kezar, Adrianna; Yang, Hannah
About Campus, v14 n6 p15-21 Jan-Feb 2010
In this article, the authors argue that campus communities must play a more active role in developing financial literacy than they currently do--and not just by providing counseling in moments of emergency. They argue that financial literacy, as a life skill, as a requisite to citizenship, and as a critical intellectual competency, is an essential component of a college degree. By engaging in financial literacy activities, students hone critical thinking, judgment, and other skills of a responsible citizen. In the remainder of this article, the authors explore current financial education practices on college campuses, make recommendations to educators on developing financial education on their own campus, and conclude with a review of best practices in financial education. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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