A Study on Economic Literacy Levels of Primary Prospective Teachers

By Serkan Benk, Tamer Budak, Ahmet Ferda Cakmak and Recep Yucedogru.

Published by The International Journal of Early Childhood Learning

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This study aims to investigate the economic literature level of students of education faculty’s primary education department. The dataset is gathered trough the survey that is applied on 868 students of education faculty’s primary education department in Inonu University in Turkey. The level of economic literacy was assessed with CEE’s Economic Literacy scale called ‘CEL quiz’. The analysis carried on with t-test and analysis of variance (ANOVA). The analysis revealed that the demographic variables such as age and gender are not effective on economic literacy level. An important point that the analysis showed the social sciences students, who attended the economics classes, received low scores that are statistically significant although they are expected to receive high scores than the others. Additionally, the analysis highlighted that the student in mathematics teaching department demonstrated high levels of economic literacy than the rest of the participants.

Keywords: Economic Literacy, Prospective Teachers, Primary School Programs, Economic Awareness

The International Journal of Early Childhood Learning, Volume 22, Issue 2, June 2015, pp.1-12. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: April 27, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 854.474KB)).

Dr. Serkan Benk

Associate Professor of Public Finance, Department of Public Finance, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey

Dr. Tamer Budak

Associate Professor of Tax Law, Department of Fiscal Law, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey

Dr. Ahmet Ferda Cakmak

Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey

Recep Yucedogru

PhD candidate, Business School, Nottingham University, Nottingham, UK