5th February 2013

Should Economics be Taught in Primary Schools?

More than twenty years after the introduction of the National Curriculum in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Australian Government has announced that it proposes pupils in Australia will be introduced to the basics of economics and business in the latter years of primary schools. The idea is still subject to consultation with teachers, parents, education departments and industry and the link below captures a sense of the debate. Those of you teaching back in the 1990s may recall many similar contrasting opinions?

Should economics be taught in primary schools? Join the discussion and post your comments below or tweet us

ABC News Australia – Primary Students to Learn Economics

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