IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/rom/rmcimn/v17y2016i3p205-211.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Students Economic Literacy between Real and Ideal

Author

Listed:
  • Maria Liana LÃCÃTUS

    () (The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)

  • Camelia STÃICULESCU

    () (The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)

Abstract

This paper presents vary perspectives on what could represent economic literacy, based on analysis of different tests of economic literacy used to identify economic knowledge and thinking skills of youngsters with special focus on students. The basic assumption is that although all tests of economic literacy are describing the minimum level of economic education needed for an optimal functioning and integration of a person in a contemporary society, for Romanian pre-university system, they are describing more an ideal for economic education than the existing reality. This assumption has been tested in a group of teachers of economics and business from 14 counties in Romania, including Bucharest, the capital city, that have provided information regarding economic knowledge and mentalities they identified at students.

Suggested Citation

  • Maria Liana LÃCÃTUS & Camelia STÃICULESCU, 2016. "Students Economic Literacy between Real and Ideal," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 17(3), pages 205-211, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:17:y:2016:i:3:p:205-211
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://rmci.ase.ro/no17vol3/02.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Michael Watts, 1998. "Who values economic literacy?," The Region, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, issue Dec, pages 44-48.
    2. Becker, Gary S., 1992. "The Economic Way of Looking at Life," Nobel Prize in Economics documents 1992-1, Nobel Prize Committee.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    Keywords

    economic literacy; basic economic concepts; economic thinking skills; test of economic literacy.;

    JEL classification:

    • A20 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - General

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:17:y:2016:i:3:p:205-211. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Marian Nastase). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/mnasero.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.