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ERIC Number: EJ886021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Show Me the Money Resources: Financial Literacy for 21st-Century Learners
Gavigan, Karen
Library Media Connection, v28 n5 p24-27 Mar-Apr 2010
Some economists have called the current U.S. economic environment the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Many educators and parents believe it is more important than ever for students to master financial literacy skills. To become successful and responsible 21st century citizens, students need to graduate globally competitive for work and postsecondary education. Unfortunately, the need to teach 21st-century skills, such as financial literacy, is often overlooked in today's schools. School librarians can play an instrumental role in infusing financial skills and knowledge in schools and helping to improve financial literacy proficiency for all students. In this article, the author discusses why financial literacy should be taught in schools and what school librarians can do. Librarians can help promote consumer, economic, and personal finance education by providing support materials for teachers as well as engaging resources for students. These resources can serve as sound investments for a successful financial literacy program. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States