Educating Parents: The EvenStart financial literacy program

Chodkiewicz, Andrew; Johnston, Betty; Yasukawa, Keiko
July 2005
Literacy & Numeracy Studies;2005, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p33
Academic Journal
The article reports on the pilot of the EvenStart financial literacy parent program which ran over a school term in Australia in 2004. Taking a whole family approach, working with both parents and children, and drawing on popular education principles are key features of the program that commenced among low income school communities. An evaluation report concluded that the project was innovative in its approach and developed a strong collaborative relationship involving a prominent non-government organization, a major bank, and educational authority. For the parent program, the challenge remains to develop ways of delivery into an existing statewide targeted program for disadvantaged low socio-economic schools and communities.


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