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April 21, 2014 in News Tags: ,

Many students have knowledge gaps in terms of Economics and finance Hanover/Dusseldorf, January 11, 2011 for the life we should not learn for school. But much of what today is teaching school, has to do nothing at all with the reality of life of the people. And that is every day, falls in German classrooms obviously under the table. Therefore it is not surprising, when 83 percent of Germans, for example, request to be subject economics and finance. This at least is the result of a Forsa survey on behalf of the financial services provider AWD. With such a measure, the financial expertise could be supported according to expert opinion, specifically of young people. Only a small proportion of the population (16%) it considers that belongs to the topic in the lesson plans of the schools. According to many citizens, young huge deficits have when it comes to the issue of economic and financial affairs.

A large part of the population between 14 and 50 of the opinion is that the Is informed by young people in financial matters of less good (52%) or bad (31%). Only 15 percent of those polled consider informed about economic and financial affairs German young people very good or good. Many young people know too little about private finances and the cost of daily life. When debt become quickly more debt and how profitable can be on his money, should be conveyed therefore already in the school”, says Bela Anda, Chief communication officer (CCO) AWD. Recently the debtor Atlas Germany 2010 “pointed out a significantly growing debt among young people.

Thus the number of stakeholders on 197,000 adolescents has tripled since 2004 almost. A study commissioned by the Federal Ministry commissioned also shows the ignorance of young people in financial matters. As a result, Gerd requires Billen, head of the Association which aims to provide, a compulsory subject to consumer education, the skills consumer organizations in the financial sector. Many young “People are fit in the Internet, but not in other topics, he is quoted by Spiegel Online. There is little knowledge, because over the parents sometimes insufficient conveyed. That’s why we are committed for a consumer education compulsory at schools.” In addition, experts make again a lack of knowledge in the economic education of many school leavers as well as lack of interest in entrepreneurship. For many graduates, economic relationships are Spanish villages. In all discussions about the modernisation of the education system often the practice is too short”, know about Udo Nadolski, Managing Director of the consulting firm specialized in technical recruitment and outsourcing services Harvey Nash in Dusseldorf. For Nadolski it comes also in the school no longer only to internalize mere textbook knowledge. Sense of initiative and commitment can be anchored not in the curriculum”, so Nadolski.


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