Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy - Required Skill for the 21st Century
- Knowing how to make appropriate personal economic choices
- Understanding the role of the economy in society
- Using entrepreneurial skills to enhance workplace productivity and career options
Additional resources on financial and business literacy:
The Consortium is dedicated to making entrepreneurship training easily available to all who want or need it. The website contains useful information on teaching resources, and networking opportunities for those organizations interested in developing entrepreneurship education.
Provides educators with no-cost curriculum materials, and the skills and confidence to effectively teach family economics and finance. This is accomplished through an annual grant from Take Charge America, Inc., a non-profit debt counseling and management service located in Phoenix, AZ. The project began in 2001, using teacher input to design a quality, ready-to-teach family economics and finance curriculum and training program.
AARP report that presents an overview of the proliferation and effectiveness of the personal financial education efforts undertaken during the past five years to help Americans achieve competence in personal finance.
MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.
Moneypower is the website for The New York Financial Literacy Coalition, an initiative of w!se, that promotes financial education for young people.
Instituted in 2005, the program's goal is to ensure that personal finance is integrated into the existing K-12 courses and aligned to the state's academic standards.
Reprinted with the permission of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. © 2004 Partnership for 21st Century Skills.
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