Financial Literacy and Adult Education: New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 141

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Many adults attend financial education classes to help them make more informed financial decisions, based on their

  • knowledge of their financial situation
  • available cash or funds
  • planned expenditures.

This volume brings together scholars from the fields of adult education and financial literacy and covers topics that reveal the interrelatedness of the two fields. They show ...

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Overview

Many adults attend financial education classes to help them make more informed financial decisions, based on their

  • knowledge of their financial situation
  • available cash or funds
  • planned expenditures.

This volume brings together scholars from the fields of adult education and financial literacy and covers topics that reveal the interrelatedness of the two fields. They show how concepts and knowledge about adult education can be utilized in and illuminate financial education, and they offer insights about how financial education, as an eminently practical subject, shows adults learning and putting their new knowledge into action.

This is the 141st volume of this Jossey-Bass series. Noted for its depth of coverage, it explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of adult and continuing education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.

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Table of Contents

EDITORS’ NOTES 1
Karin Sprow Fortè, Edward W. Taylor, Elizabeth J.Tisdell

1. Sociocultural Issues in Adult Financial Education5
Karin Sprow Fortè

This chapter introduces the volume on financial literacyeducation and discusses the role of sociocultural factors, such asrace, gender, socioeconomic class, language, and age, in adultlearning.

2. Structural Barriers, Financial Exclusion, and thePossibilities of Situated Learning for Financial Education15
Jerry Buckland

This chapter explores financial exclusion through the lens ofadult situated learning in financial education.

3. Contextual Influences on Financial Behavior: A ProposedModel for Adult Financial Literacy Education 25
Wendy L. Way

An ecological model is used to demonstrate the importance ofmultiple contextual influences on financial behavior and learningto inform research design and practice aimed at enhancing financialcapability.

4. Financial Literacy Education for Women 37
Jodi Jarecke, Edward W. Taylor, Tahira K. Hira

This chapter provides an overview of financial education forwomen, specifically exploring pedagogical approaches inwomen’s financial education programs and offering strategiesfor teaching women about finance.

5. Financial Literacy: A Critical Adult Education Appraisal47
Leona M. English

This chapter provides a critical view of financial literacyeducation, exploring its assumptions and needs in curricula and inthe people being taught to be financially literate.

6. Economic Inclusion and Financial Education in CulturallyDiverse Communities: Leveraging Cultural Capital and Whole-FamilyLearning 57
Bàrbara J. Robles

The utility of recognizing the whole-family learning process infinancial education is explored in this chapter, focusing ontraditionally marginalized communities.

7. Raising Employee Engagement Through Workplace FinancialEducation 67
Lois A. Vitt

Addressing changes in the employment landscape, this chapteroffers a look at workplace financial education and argues foremployers taking a greater role in educating employees.

8. Measuring the Impacts of Financial Literacy: Challengesfor Community-Based Financial Education 79
J. Michael Collins, Karen C. Holden

This chapter discusses the difficulty in assessing financialeducation effectiveness, and how the assessments have the potentialto enlighten researchers about financial education across thelifespan.

9. The Role of Emotions and Assumptions in CulturallyResponsive Financial Education Practice in a Capitalist Economy89
Elizabeth J. Tisdell

This chapter concludes the volume with further discussion ofassumptions of financial education, and then examines culturallyresponsive financial education practice and the role of emotions,beliefs, and attitudes.

INDEX 99

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