RIEB Discussion Paper Series No.2019-16

RIEB Discussion Paper Series No.2019-16


The Current State of Financial Education in Japanese Senior High Schools
-A Summary of the Results from a 2019 Survey Conducted Among Senior High School Teachers-


In the next version of the senior high school curriculum guidelines officially announced by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in 2018, it is indicated that financial education will be made more substantial. However, the reality is that whether financial education is adequately conducted in senior high schools or not is dependent on the views of senior high school teachers. Accordingly, we carried out a survey in December 2018 among 1,000 teachers at senior high schools (including not only teachers of subjects such as social studies and home making course that are strongly related to financial education, but also teachers of all subjects). The purpose of this paper is to report the summary results of that survey.


Financial Literacy, Financial Education, Senior High School Curriculum


Nobuyoshi YAMORI
Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration
Kobe University
E-mail: yamori@rieb.kobe-u.ac.jp

Faculty of Economics, Nagoya Gakuin University

Graduate School of Economics, Department of Socio-Economic System Socio-Environmental System
Nagoya Univeristy