The Federation of German Consumer Organisations - vzbv - is a non-governmental organization. It represents the interests of consumers in public, the private sector and civil society.
Its most recent survey on the consumer topics in school system is very interesting. Indeed, the survey reveals a demand for practical school lessons on consumer topics:
Vera Fricke, education expert at vzbv, commented on this: "The world of consumption in which we live becomes more and more complex. For either browsing online or when grabbing a quick bite at the cafeteria – children and young people have to know what to look out for in every day life. School should enable children and young people to proficiently operate in this world. We can only achieve this by making consumer education a mandatory and examination-relevant part of the curricula. It is not about increasing the burden on schools and teaching staff, but rather about integrating consumer topics into everyday school life of students."
The detailed results are available here but only in German.
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