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The H. Kenneth Barker Center for Economic Education
213 Crouse Hall
Akron, OH 44325-4210
(330) 972-7763 (voice)
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Dr. Brad Maguth, Acting Director

About the Center

H. Kenneth Barker, sepiaThe H. K. Barker Center for Economic Education is a nonprofit partnership of leaders from the education and business communities dedicated to economic literacy.


Teacher Resources

A primary goal of the Barker Center is to provide teachers with appropriate resources to teach economic principles in the classroom.  Learn more

Resources are available for:

• Economic Standards • Online Economic Simulations
• Subject Area Websites • Economic Games Online
• Curriculum Library • Economic Calculators Online

Support the Barker Center for Economic Education

Make a gift to the Barker CenterGiving to the Center for Economic Education is one of the most meaningful things you can do to help promote financial literacy and economic education in the region.  Learn more about how you can support the Center.

In Memoriam

Upcoming Events at the Barker Center

Money Letters 2 My Daughter | Download flyer
February 28, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location TBA on UA Campus

Identifying the Entrepreneur
March 5, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Quaker Station on the UA Campus

Ohio's Financial Literacy Guarantee: Teach Personal Finance Grades 4-12
April 7 and 8, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Cuyahoga Falls High School

Workshops: Professional Development that Pay$

Workshops are a great way to hone your skills. The Barker Center provides a series of workshops at new locations each semester. Participants walk away with a host of resources and classroom ready materials to advance personal finance, economics, and entreprenuership instruction. Also, most of our workshops provide teachers with contact hours and a small stipend. Learn more about upcoming opportunities.

Just one of the advantages of signing up for our Newsletter is notification when new workshops become available.

image for Fast FactsEconomic Fast Facts

From an economic business vocabulary to the definitions of types of taxes, our Economic Fast Facts is a rich resource for you in your classroom.

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