Raising Awareness of the Importance of Personal Finance in School: New Insights
We investigate teachers’ awareness of the importance of financial education, along with their motivation and confidence in teaching personal finance. We aim to identify strategies to advance school based financial education and further support educators. We survey a sample of teachers and non-teachers. Findings reveal that professional development is the factor that most motivates educators and enhances their confidence in teaching personal finance. Recommendations include that state and district-level policymakers take steps to broaden financial education opportunities in school by expanding training support to teachers across the nation.