Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association


Improving Economics and a Financial Literacy and Education: An Overview from a Teacher's Perspective

Roberta Schroder and Dolore Bushanti

vol. 6, October 2013, p. 182-190


The goal of and need for improving economic and financial literacy in the United States is widely documented. Government and educational systems support such initiatives as state curriculum standards and teacher continuing education. This paper considers the availability and usefulness of economics and financial resources from a teacher's perspective. Three main questions are addressed. What are the main sources of pedagogy for K - 12th grade teachers? How are resources structured and connected to standards and curriculum, and how do they lead to cumulative and consistent learning? How do resources help teachers lacking a background in economics and/or finance?


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Roberta Schroder and Dolore Bushanti. "Improving Economics and a Financial Literacy and Education: An Overview from a Teacher's Perspective." Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association. vol. 6, October 2013, p. 182-190

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