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978-1-57886-564-2 • Paperback • February 2007 • $46.00 • (£35.00)
Keen Babbage has 23 years of experience as a teacher and administrator in middle, high school, college, and graduate school. He is the author of 6 other books, all published by Rowman & Littlefield Education.
1 How to Learn About Money
2 Student Life Experience as a Powerful Classroom Resource
3 How Student Life Experience Connects With What Students Need to Learn
4 How to Fully Apply Student Life Experience to Achieve Mastery
5 Student Coversations, Hobbies, Daily Lives: More Resources for Any Teacher Who Listens and Notices
6 A Day in the Economic Life of an Elementary School Student
7 A Day in the Economic Life of a Middle School Student
8 A Day in the Economic Life of a High School Student
9 A Visit to a Middle School Extreme Economics Class
10 Save, Save More, Keep Saving
Babbage's book is aimed at teachers and educators, but any parent or student would also benefit from reading it. The spend-for-today mentality has to stop. Schools and society have to address the problem, and Dr. Babbage has concrete ideas, exercises and plans.
Extreme Economics provides not only a wake-up call but a how-to guide for the teachers and school systems that thus far haven't seen fit to prod students into fiscally responsible earning and saving habits. Babbage writes in a style that engages his readers in much the same way that he encourages educators to more directly engage students. While the advice contained in Extreme Economics seems to be directed primarily to teaching professionals, its value doesn't end there. In addition, the book provides ideas and examples of how parents can and should take part in educating family members about the importance of fiscal responsibility, and how to achieve one's financial goals.
— Business Lexington
Extreme times call for extreme measures. In this eye-opening guide to financial responsibility, Keen Babbage arms young people with the extreme tools for fiscal security. Extreme Economics can help them survive, and even thrive, in an era when bankruptcies are epidemic and living on the edge is commonplace.
— Sylvia L. Lovely, executive director and CEO, Kentucky League of Cities