Prompting Students Through Banking Life Skills

Open Access
Author:
Harrison, Katlyn A
Area of Honors:
Special Education
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • David Lee, Thesis Supervisor
  • David Lee, Honors Advisor
  • Kathleen M Mckinnon, Faculty Reader
Keywords:
  • Banking
  • Life Skills
  • Special Education
  • SPLED
  • Education
  • Direct Instruction
Abstract:
Banking and money management are two integral parts of our society. Every day, people are spending, balancing, tracking, and saving money in our economy. It’s evident that skills in money management and banking are going to follow students for the rest of their lives. However, it is often times a topic of conversation that is not touched upon in schools. Students need this knowledge, especially if they do not have parents at home regularly to sit down and teach them the aspects of banking and saving money. This study reveals a hands-on approach for students to obtain the tools that they need to become independent in tracking and balancing money, paying bills in a timely manner, and spending and saving appropriately to prevent bankruptcy.