Quotation Fuhrmann, Bettina and Rumpold, Herwig and Loerwald, Dirk. 2016. Economic Literacy as a Basis for Political education - conceptual considerations and Empirical Results. 5th EARLI SIG 13 Moral and Democratic Education Conference, Salzburg, Österreich, 06.07.-09.07.


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As many political developments and decisions have economic implications and vice versa, it has often been argued that economic education needs to be integrated into political education. However, economic education usually does not play an important role in general education in Austria. This paper presentation analyses the findings of an empirical study on various facets of economic literacy of students at the lower secondary level. The results reveal that most students consider business matters important and have positive attitudes towards the current state of the economy. However, many of them lack fundamental economic knowledge and have no idea which (political and economic) decisions are made by the authorities. Since students of that age have to make economic decisions and will soon have the right to vote, their low levels of economic literacy call for action.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Economic Literacy as a Basis for Political education - conceptual considerations and Empirical Results
Event 5th EARLI SIG 13 Moral and Democratic Education Conference
Year 2016
Date 06.07.-09.07
Country Austria
Location Salzburg

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Fuhrmann, Bettina (Details)
Rumpold, Herwig (Details)
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Loerwald, Dirk (Universität Oldenburg, Germany)
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Business Education IN (Details)
Competence Center for Empirical Research Methods WE (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5348 Business education (Details)
5405 Empirical social research (Details)
5807 Didactics (Details)
5816 Education science (Details)
5963 Evaluation research (Details)
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