Project: Building Financial Literacy for K–8 Pre-Service Teachers and Adult Learners

Adult learners in classroom

Overview

This project is developing and testing college curricula for financial literacy instruction, suitable for adult learners and pre-service K–8 teachers. The goal of this project is to educate as many young people and adults as possible in financial matters.

The material for K-8 teachers will be designed to fit into existing college-level required courses in quantitative literacy for pre-service teachers. Pre-service K-8 teachers in particular are likely to be enrolled in these general education courses, and they can use the knowledge they gain both for their own financial well-being and as an aspect of the education they will give to children in their future classrooms.

A separate body of material will support financial literacy courses for adult learners, many of whom extend their education at two-year colleges. All materials will be available at no charge on the web.

Research Team

Principal investigators: Dorothy Wallace and Annamaria Lusardi, Dartmouth College

Other research team members: Kim Rheinlander, Dartmouth College

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