Governments have long-recognised that financial education should start at school and that people should be educated about financial matters as early as possible in their lives. The OECD invited public comment on Draft Guidelines on Financial Education at School and Guidance on Learning Framework between 5 August to 5 September 2011. Comments received will be taken into account before finalisation of the text. Once completed, the draft Guidelines will be submitted to the OECD Council for approval as appropriate.
These Guidelines, which include a guidance on learning framework in annex, have been developed by the OECD and its International Network on Financial Education (INFE). They will stand as a tailored supplement to the 2005 OECD Recommendation on Principles and Good Practices for Financial Education and Awareness .
These Guidelines are aimed at providing high-level international and non binding guidance to assist policymakers and interested stakeholders in designing, introducing and developing efficient financial education programmes in schools. Such Guidelines can thus be adapted as necessary to national or other jurisdictional circumstances and in particular curriculum and diversity of educational systems. These guidelines have been developed based on a wide stock-taking exercise and will be complemented by the publication of background documents presenting case studies and relevant practices in INFE member countries.