Foto: iStock

Economic Education

Foto: iStock

Any general education should include knowledge of the basic principles of the market economy and of working life, but this is still too small a part of the standard curriculum in German schools.

Authors
Content Type

The aim of JUNIOR is to improve economic education. To this end, schoolchildren are encouraged to found their own small-scale businesses and learn to think and act like entrepreneurs. Since 1994 more than 80,000 schoolchildren in a JUNIOR company have developed their business ideas into marketable products. These have included an image promotion film for the town of Böblingen near Stuttgart, a board game to teach children about road safety, and a guide to the city of Essen for senior citizens.

Marion Hüchtermann

Marion Hüchtermann

Managing Director of IW JUNIOR

Tel+49 221 4981-722

Mailhuechtermann@iwkoeln.de

@M_Huechtermann