ISAG wants to start a conversation around the current state of Financial Education in Ireland and what improvements we would like to see. We believe that we can learn from other countries to identify what is best practice. ISAG would like to see the introduction of a Financial Literacy Module within Irish Secondary Schools.
We are asking each political party to support the introduction of this Financial Literacy Module.
Our long term goals would include involvement by Unions, Colleges, Universities, Institutes of Technologies, and Employers as we believe there is potential for life-long learning in this area.
A report by a 2013 OECD study highlights examples of the types of learning outcomes that all Irish students could benefit from. For example, on page 151, New Zealand: Possible Progressions of Learning in Financial Literacy