Financial Literacy with Families: Opportunity and Hope

Authors

  • Lorraine M. Baron University of HawaiÊ»i at Mānoa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21423/jume-v8i1a258

Keywords:

community research, financial literacy, flourishing, quantitative literacy, social justice research

Abstract

In this article, the author explores the link between citizens' quantitative literacy abilities and their financial prosperity. The author applies a robust social justice research vision and a Freirean approach to describe personal flourishing within the context of numerical, mathematical, and financial literacy (NMFL) education. Four families participated in a weekly evening community program that was designed to inform them about NMFLs. Analysis of the interview data showed that participants described a sense of personal flourishing, gained confidence and skills, and felt financially empowered enough to teach and transfer that knowledge to their children. The author proposes a conceptual framework linking personal flourishing with NMFLs, and suggests the framework be used to investigate and describe quantitative literacy and financial literacy in future empowering pedagogies research.

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Author Biography

Lorraine M. Baron, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Institute for Teacher Education

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Published

2015-07-30

How to Cite

Baron, L. M. (2015). Financial Literacy with Families: Opportunity and Hope. Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.21423/jume-v8i1a258

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RESEARCH ARTICLES