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ERIC Number: EJ938456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1746-1979
Students' Production of Curricular Knowledge: Perspectives on Empowerment in Financial Capability Education
Farnsworth, Valerie; Davis, Pauline; Kalambouka, Afroditi; Ralph, Susan; Shi, Xin; Farrell, Peter
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, v6 n2 p153-167 Jul 2011
The aim of this article is to extend our understanding of the relationship between knowledge of personal finance and empowerment. The analysis is based on interview data obtained as part of a longitudinal study of students, aged 16-19, who completed a financial capability course in the UK. The analysis presents a set of cultural models or storylines implied in student discourse about what it means to be financially capable. Possibilities for empowerment are interpreted from these cultural models with implications for how we define the boundaries of financial capability education. References to empowerment in terms of having a voice and feeling confident to make consumer decisions and to advise others in matters of finance were common across the interview data. However, a form of knowledge and empowerment that positioned students not as aware consumers but as individuals with a critical awareness of financial and economic systems was less evident. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom