Examining parents’ perceptions of a Financial Education Program

  • April Ann M. Curugan Faculty of Education Sciences, Philippine Normal University, PHILIPPINES
Keywords: Early Childhood Education, Financial Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Parent Involvement, Parent Perception

Abstract

Parents as stakeholders have insights that should be considered to improve the quality of education of their children. This study examined parents’ perceptions of a financial education program implemented in a kindergarten class. In this descriptive qualitative study, the researcher utilized semi-structured interview to gather data. Purposive sampling technique was used to determine participants of the study. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis. Results of the study revealed four themes: Theme 1: Active Family Engagement; Theme 2: Appropriate Financial Contents; Theme 3: Workbook as Useful Instructional Material; and Theme 4: Suitable Learning Activities. These results show that financial education programs should have features that includes parent involvement, selection of appropriate grade-level financial lessons, use of instructional materials, and inclusion of relevant activities in teaching financial education lessons among young learners. Thus, it is recommended that these salient features should be included in any financial education program to be implemented for young learners. 

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Published
2022-07-28
How to Cite
Curugan, A. A. M. (2022). Examining parents’ perceptions of a Financial Education Program. Jurnal Pendidikan Bitara UPSI, 15, 38-52. https://doi.org/10.37134/bitara.vol15.sp.5.2022