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Researchers : Teachers’ Background and Capacity to Teach Personal Finance: Results of a National Study
Complete Description:An on-line survey of K-12 teachers was conducted to determine teachers’ background and capacity to teach personal finance. Results indicate that while teachers recognize the importance of teaching personal finance, few have had formal preparation for teaching this subject matter; also, the teaching of personal finance is highly concentrated by grade level and discipline. Teachers feel limited in preparedness in both subject matter and pedagogy, particularly in the more technical topic areas of risk management and insurance and saving and investing. Perceived preparation and prior personal finance background varies greatly among disciplines. Teachers also have concerns about their own personal financial well-being, especially future retirement income adequacy.
Date Published:Thursday, January 1, 2009
Author:Wendy L. Way and Karen C. Holden
Funding Agency: Social Security Administration, CFS - Wisc
Type: Working paper;
Source: Survey data;
Language: English
Audience: Researcher