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Teachers’ Financial Literacy from a Swiss Perspective


Holtsch, Doreen; Eberle, Franz (2016). Teachers’ Financial Literacy from a Swiss Perspective. In: Aprea, Carmen; Wuttke, Eveline; Breuer, Klaus; Koh, Noi Keng; Davies, Peter; Greimel-Fuhrmann, Bettina; Lopus, Jane S. International Handbook of Financial Literacy. Singapore: Springer, 697-713.

Abstract

In this chapter, we present findings on teachers’ financial literacy from a Swiss perspective. Analyses of the curricula of different levels and types of Swiss schools reveal that financial literacy should be taught. However, the learning objectives and curriculum contents regarding financial literacy vary in terms of detail and duration. To teach financial literacy, teachers must have the appropriate knowledge. International empirical results show that teachers have low levels of economic and financial literacy. International empirical results for other subjects reveal that formal opportunities to learn provide teachers with content and pedagogical content knowledge to teach economic and financial literacy. However, Swiss teachers’ education and training is currently subject to reforms and remains heterogeneous.

Abstract

In this chapter, we present findings on teachers’ financial literacy from a Swiss perspective. Analyses of the curricula of different levels and types of Swiss schools reveal that financial literacy should be taught. However, the learning objectives and curriculum contents regarding financial literacy vary in terms of detail and duration. To teach financial literacy, teachers must have the appropriate knowledge. International empirical results show that teachers have low levels of economic and financial literacy. International empirical results for other subjects reveal that formal opportunities to learn provide teachers with content and pedagogical content knowledge to teach economic and financial literacy. However, Swiss teachers’ education and training is currently subject to reforms and remains heterogeneous.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Education
Dewey Decimal Classification:370 Education
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > General Business, Management and Accounting
Uncontrolled Keywords:Teachers’ financial literacy, teachers’ education and training, teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge, teachers’ content knowledge, Swiss teacher training
Language:English
Date:2016
Deposited On:26 Jan 2017 13:46
Last Modified:17 May 2024 03:46
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:978-981-10-0358-5
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-0360-8_1
Official URL:https://rdcu.be/c8d3K
Related URLs:http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789811003585
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