Teenagers Everywhere Don’t Understand Money

Peter Coy writes his article based on the OECD's PISA 2011 findings. He puts emphasis on the fact that only 12 percent of 15-year-olds have high financial literacy. An interesting read, follow the link below to view the full article.

Students lack basic financial skills, says OECD

Craig Fitzpatrick writes an interesting article, he looks at a new global study on the financial literacy of teenagers. 

With data from the OECD's PISA study, Mr. Fitzpatrick writes "The OECD has warned that 'far too many students' around the world are struggling to understand money matters."

The full article published on can be viewed by following the link below.

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In an increasingly diverse world, where significant migration is becoming the norm, countries are considering a greater range of language-in-education models, varying from full immersion to increasing degrees of additive bilingualism. Independent international studies, like IEA's PIRLS, can provide valuable evidence to help support national policymaking. Our new policy brief, by Sarah Howie and Megan Chamberlain, investigates this.

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In this policy brief, data from TIMSS 2011 was used to construct indexes to analyze whether different strategies and methodologies used by 8th grade mathematics and science teachers in their day-to-day activities had an impact on the academic performance of their students.