CRITICAL POINT IN FINANCIAL LEARNING PROCESS OF PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN SLOVENIA

TitleCRITICAL POINT IN FINANCIAL LEARNING PROCESS OF PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN SLOVENIA
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsKozina, FL, Perčič, T, Koch, V
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume30
Start Page35-46
Date PublishedMay/2011
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 943470
Keywordsfinancial education, money management
Abstract

Financial literacy is very important because only financially literate individuals are able to identify the pitfalls of money management. The objectives of the study were to observe how children perceive the role of money in everyday life based on their opinions about possessing money, money management and certain dilemmas about different possibilities to earn money. Expert writings reveal that many parents frequently act as bad role models, because they themselves tend to be poorly informed about their own personal financial issues and choices. Therefore, the best way to start teaching young people about basic economic and financial facts and skills is to incorporate these issues into classroom lectures. The following article features the analysis of a study in which 206 primary school pupils have taken part. Allowance was provided to 130 pupils, which agree, that because they have allowance, are better money manager. The majority of the pupils surveyed were of the opinion that they would be able to manage their finances even better if their parents would talk to them about money more often, and if the parents would also invest more time to convey a better perception of the value of money and things to them. The greatest amount of influence on the pupils’ ability to manage money comes from their parents. School, in the form of an educational institution, also bears a substantial amount of influence concerning this particular matter. The Slovenian education system gives not enough attention to vital issues such as money management and consumer protection. This study can be useful information for teacher about critical point in children money management.

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