PUBLICATIONS - BOOKS AND SPECIAL ISSUES

 

Wagner, D. A., Wolf, S. & Boruch, R. F. (eds.) (2018). Learning at the bottom of the pyramid: Science, measurement, and policy in low-income countries. Paris: UNESCO-IIEP.

Wagner, D. A. (2018). Learning as development: Rethinking international education in a changing world. NY: Routledge.

Wagner, D. A. (2017). Technology for education in low-income countries: Supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In: I. Lubin, ICT-Supported Innovations in Small Countries and Developing Regions: Perspectives and Recommendations for International Education. NY: Springer.

Wagner, D. A. (2017). Children’s Reading in Low-Income Countries. The Reading Teacher, 71, (2), 127-133.

Wagner, D. A. (Ed.). (2015). Learning and education in developing countries: Research and policy for the post-2015 UN development goals. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Wagner, D. A. (2015). Des évaluations simples, rapides et abordables :Améliorer l’apprentissage dans les pays en développement. Paris: UNESCO IIEP.

Wagner, D. A. (Ed.). (2014). Learning and Education In Developing Countries: Research and Policy for the Post-2015 UN Development Goals. NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Wagner, D. A. (2011). Smaller, Quicker, Cheaper: Improving Learning Assessments in Developing Countries. Paris/Washington: UNESCO-IIEP/FTI-Global Partnership for Education. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002136/213663e.pdf

Wagner, D. A. & Sweet, R. (principal editors) (2006). Learning and ICT: Supporting Out-of-School Youth and Adults. Paris: OECD/NCAL.

Wagner, D. A. & Kozma, R. (2005). New technologies for literacy and adult education: A global perspective. Paris: UNESCO. In English, French and Arabic.

Wagner, D. A. (Editor). (2005). Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT in Education Projects: A Handbook for Developing Countries. Washington, DC: World Bank/InfoDev.

Wagner, D. A. (2002). Literacy: Developing the future. Brasilia: Unesco. Revised and updated in Portuguese. (Alfabetizacao: Construir o futuro.)

OECD/NCAL. Learning to Bridge the Digital Divide. (2000). (Wagner et al, principal editors). Paris: OECD.

Wagner, D. A., Venezky, R. L., & Street, B. V. (Eds.) (1999).  Literacy: An International Handbook. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Wagner, D. A. (Ed.) (1999).   The future of literacy in a changing world. Second edition, Revised and updated. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

 

Stern, D. & Wagner, D. A. (Eds.) (1999). International perspectives on the school-to-work transition. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Wagner, D. A. (1998). Literacy: Developing the future. Unesco/ILI. Revised and updated in Spanish. (Alfabetisation: Construir el futuro.)

Tuijnman, A.,  Kirsch, I.  &  Wagner, D. A., (Eds.). (1997) Adult basic skills: Innovations in measurement and policy analysis. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1997). Literacy: Developing the future (In Arabic language). Unesco/ILI/Univ of Tunis. Revised and updated.

Gadsden, V. L. & Wagner, D. A. (Eds.) (1994). Literacy among African-American youth. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

 

Hirsch, D. & Wagner, D. A. (Eds.) (1994). What makes workers learn?: The role of incentives in workplace education and training. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Wagner, D. A.  (1993).  Literacy, culture and development: Becoming literate in Morocco. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Wagner, D. A. & Puchner, L. (Eds.) (March 1992). World literacy in the year 2000. Special issue of Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1992). Literacy: Developing the future. Unesco Yearbook of Education, 1992, Vol. 43.  Paris: Unesco. [Also in French]

Venezky, R., Wagner, D. A., & Ciliberti, B. (1990). (Eds.). Toward defining literacy. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1990). Literacy and research: Past, present and future. Special issue of Literacy Lessons for the 1990 International Literacy Year. Geneva: IBE/Unesco.

Wagner, D. A. & Srivastava, A.B.L. (1989). (Principal authors) Measuring literacy through household surveys. (Doc. No. DP/UN/INT-88-X01/10E). New York: United Nations Statistical Office.

Wagner, D. A. (1987). (Ed.).  The future of literacy in a changing world. London/New York: Pergamon Press.

Wagner, D. A. (1983a).  (Ed.).  Child development and international development: Research- policy interfaces.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1983b).  Special Issue Editor, "Literacy and Ethnicity."  In the International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Vol. #42.

Wagner, D. A. & Stevenson, H.W. (1982). (Eds.).  Cultural perspectives on child development.  San Francisco: W. H. Freeman & Co.

 

PUBLICATIONS - ARTICLES, CHAPTERS AND REVIEWS

 

2016 TO PRESENT

Wagner, D. A. (2018). Literacy. In: M. Bornstein (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Life-Span Human Development. NY: Sage Press.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2018). Technology for education in developing countries: Towards a Post-2015 Agenda. In: I. Lubin, ICT-Supported Innovations in Small Countries and Developing Regions: Perspectives and Recommendations for International Education. NY: Springer.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2016). Learning, literacy and sustainable development:  Inclusion, vulnerability, and the SDGs. P. Lena (Ed.) Children and Sustainable Development: A Challenge for Education. Rome: Pontifical Academy of Sciences (Vatican)/Springer.

Wagner, D. A., Buek, K. W., Adler, A. Castillo, N.M., Zahra, F. T., Lee, J., Chittamuru, D. and Lee, S. (2016). Cognitive dissonance: Psychological theory meets international development. Review of World Bank (2015). Mind, society and behavior. Comparative Education Review, 60, 601-603.

 

2015

Castillo, N. M., Lee, J., Zahra, F. T. & Wagner, D. A. (2015). MOOCs for Development:  Trends and Challenges. Information Technologies and International Development. 11(2), 35–42.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2015). Review of William Easterly’s Tyranny of Experts. Comparative Education Review, Vol. 59(2), 361-364.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2015). Quality, learning, and cultural comparisons: Trade-offs in educational policy development. In: N.V. Varghese (ed.). From schooling to learning. Paris: UNESCO-IIEP.

 

Wagner, D. A., Zahra, F. T. & Lee, J. (2016). Literacy development: Global research and policy perspectives. In: U. P. Gielen and J. Roopnarine (Eds.) Childhood and Adolescence: Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Applications (2nd edition). Pps. 97-118. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2015). Learning and literacy: A research agenda for post-2015. International Review of Education, 61, 3, 27-341.

 

2014

 

Castillo, N. M & Wagner, D. A. (2014). Gold Standard? The Use of Randomized Controlled Trials for International Educational Policy. Comparative Education Review, 58, 166-173.

 

Wagner, D. A., Castillo, N. M., Murphy, K. M., Crofton, M. & Zahra, F. T. (2014). Mobiles for literacy in developing countries: An effectiveness framework. Prospects 44, 119-132.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2014). Mobiles for Reading: A Landscape Research Review. Technical Report. Washington, DC: USAID. http://www.meducationalliance.org/sites/default/files/usaid_wagner_report_finalforweb_14jun25_1.pdf

 

Murphy, K. M., Castillo, N. M., Zahra, F. T. & Wagner, D. A. (2014). Mlearning Design Solutions: Innovations in Learning through the Use of Mobiles Across Contexts. In Gréta Björk Guðmundsdóttir (Ed.), Methodological challenges when exploring digital learning spaces in education. NY: Sense. Pps. 13-27.

 

Wagner, D. A. (Ed.). (2014). Learning and Education In Developing Countries: Research and Policy for the Post-2015 UN Development Goals. NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2014). Learning First: An Introduction. In Wagner, D. A. (Ed.), Learning and Education In Developing Countries: Research and Policy Directions. NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2014). Conclusion: Towards a Learning Research Agenda. In Wagner, D. A. (Ed.), Learning and Education In Developing Countries: Research and Policy Directions. NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Wagner, D. A., Castillo, N. M. (2014). Learning at the bottom of the pyramid: Constraints, comparability and policy in developing countries. Prospects (44) 627-638.

 

2013

 

Wagner, D.A. (2013). Improving Policies and Programs for Educational Quality: An Example from the Use of Learning Assessments. In P. Britto, P. Engle, & C. Super (eds): Handbook of Early Child Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 

Wagner, D.A. (2013). Literacy and UNESCO: Conceptual and historical perspectives. In T. Nesbit & M. Welton (Eds.), Adult education and learning in a precarious age: The Hamburg Declaration revisited. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

 

2012

 

Wagner, D. A. (2012). What should be learned from learning assessments? COMPARE: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 40, 3, 510-512.

 

Wagner, D. A., Murphy, K. M. & de Korne, H. (2012). Learning first: A research agenda for improving learning in low-income countries. Center for Universal Education Working Paper. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution. http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2012/12/learning%20first%20wagner%20murphy%20de%20korne/12%20learning%20first%20wagner%20murphy%20de%20korne.pdf

 

2011

 

Wagner, D. A. (2011). What happened to literacy? Historical and conceptual perspectives on literacy in UNESCO. International Journal of Educational Development. 31, 319–323.

 

Wagner, D.A. (2011). Smaller, quicker, cheaper: Improving learning indicators for developing countries. Washington/Paris: FTI/UNESCO-IIEP. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002136/213663e.pdf

 

Wagner, D. A., Babson, A., Murphy, K. M. (2011). How Much is Learning Measurement Worth? Assessment Costs in Low-Income Countries. Current Issues in Comparative Education, 14, 3-21.

 

2010

 

Wagner, D. A. (2010). Literacy. In M. Bornstein (Ed.) Handbook of Cultural Developmental Science. NY: Taylor & Francis. Pps. 161 – 173.

 

Wagner, D.A., Daswani, C.J., & Karnati, R. (2010). Technology and Mother-Tongue Literacy in Southern India: Impact Studies among Young Children and Out-of-School Youth. Information Technology and International Development, Vol. 6, 4, 23-43.

 

Arnone, G. & Wagner, D. A. (2010). Double review of: Literacy for All: Making a Difference by Agneta Lind. Paris: UNESCO/International Institute for Educational Planning, 2008. AND Effective Literacy Programmes: Options for Policy-makers by John Oxenham. Comparative Education Review. Vol. 55, No. 1, pps. 145-147.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2010). Quality of education, comparability, and assessment choice in developing countries. COMPARE: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 40, 6, 741-760.

 

 

2009

 

Wagner, D. A. (2009). New Technologies for Adult Literacy and International Development.

D. Olson and N. Torrance, Cambridge Handbook of Literacy. pps. 548 - 565. London: Cambridge University Press.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2009). Pro-Poor Approaches to Using Technology for Human Development: Monitoring and Evaluation Perspectives. In Bekman, S. & Aksu-Koc, A. (Eds.). Perspectives on Human Development, Family and Culture: Essays in Honor of Cigdem Kagiticibasi. London: Cambridge University Press.

 

2008

Wagner, D. A. (2008). Littéracie. A. van Zanten (Ed.). Dictionnaire de l’éducation. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2008). Adult literacy: From monitoring to practice. In Education for Millennium Development. M. Boucouvalas & R. Aderinoye. Ibadan: Spectrum.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2008). Literacy: Monitoring and Evaluation for Practice and Policy. International Review of Education, 54, 651-672.

 

2006

Wagner, D. A. (2006). Monitoring and Measuring Adult Literacy: Different Models for Different Purposes. Commissioned Paper, UNESCO 2006 Global Monitoring Report. Paris: UNESCO. http://portal.unesco.org/education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=43180&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201&URL_PAGINATION=140.html

 

Kozma, R. & Wagner, D. (2006).  Reaching the most disadvantaged with ICT: What works?  In Wagner, D. A. & Sweet, R. (principal editors). (2006). ICT and Learning: Supporting Out-of-School Youth and Adults. Paris: OECD/NCAL.

 

Wagner, D. A. & Sweet, R. (principal editors). (2006). ICT and Learning: Supporting Out-of-School Youth and Adults. Paris: OECD/NCAL.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2006). Out-of-School Children and Youth in the MENA Region. MENA Regional Background Paper. Washington, DC: World Bank.

 

Wagner, D. A. & Daswani, C. J. (2006). Bridges to the Future Initiative in India: Reseach update. Technical Report, International Literacy Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

 

2005

 

Wagner, D. A. (2005). Literacy and New Technologies: Ten Principles for Assisting the Poor. In: From orthography to pedagogy: Essays in honor of Richard L. Venezky. Trabasso, T., Sabatini, J., Massaro, D.W.,  and Calfee, R. C. (Eds.). NJ: L. Erlbaum Associates.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2005). Bridges to the Future Initiative: Bridging the digital divide. Literacy at Work, No. 42. Toronto: ABC Canada.

 

Wagner, D. A. & Kozma, R. (2005). New technologies for literacy and adult education: A global perspective. Paris: UNESCO. (In English, French and Arabic).

 

Wagner, D. A. (Editor). (2005). Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT in Education Projects: A Handbook for Developing Countries. Washington, DC: World Bank/InfoDev.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2005). Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT for Education: An Introduction. Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT in Education Projects: A Handbook for Developing Countries. Washington, DC: World Bank/InfoDev.

 

R. A. Kozma & Wagner, D. A. (2005) Core Indicators for Monitoring and Evaluation Studies in ICTs for Education. Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT for Education: An Introduction. Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT in Education Projects: A Handbook for Developing Countries. Washington, DC: World Bank/InfoDev.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2005). Pro-Equity Approaches to Monitoring and Evaluation:  Gender, Marginalized Groups and Special Needs Populations. In Wagner, D.A. (Ed.) Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT in Education Projects: A Handbook for Developing Countries. Washington, DC: World Bank/InfoDev.

 

2004

 

Wagner, D. A. (2004). Literacy development in global perspective: A research and policy approach. Uwe P. Gielen & Jaipaul L. Roopnarine (Eds.). Childhood and adolescence in cross-cultural perspective. Pps. 110-130. New York: Greenwood Press.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2004). Literacy in time and space: Issues, concepts and definitions. T. Nunes & P. Bryant (Eds.). Handbook of Children’s Literacy. Pps. 499-511. Lancaster, UK: Kluwer Academic Press.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2004). Literacy(ies), culture(s) and development(s): The ethnographic challenge. (A five-volume review). Reading Research Quarterly, 39, 2, pps 234-241.

 

Wagner, D. A., Day, B., & Sun, J. (2004). Information Technologies and Education for the Poor in Africa: Recommendations for a Pro-Poor ICT4D Non-Formal Education Policy. Technical Report. International Literacy Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

http://www.literacy.org/products/ITEPA_WebRep_May26_jcs5.pdf

 

2003

 

Wagner, D. A. & Kozma, R. (2003). New technologies for literacy and adult education: A global perspective. Technical report. Philadelphia: International Literacy Institute/University of Pennsylvania. (also, to be published by UNESCO, in press). http://www.literacy.org/products/wagner_kozma.pdf

 

Wagner, D. A. (2003). The digital divide and literacy: Focusing on the most poor. In  David Istance, Hans Schuetze, Tom Schuller (Eds.)  In: From Recurrent Education to the Learning Society: International Perspectives.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2003). Smaller, quicker, cheaper: Alternative strategies for literacy assessment in the UN Literacy Decade.  In special issue on "Literacy Proficiency: Investigations Using Direct Measures Of Skills", International Journal of Educational Research, 39, 3, pps 293-309.

http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S088303550400031X

 

2002

 

Wagner, D. A., et al. (May 2002). Analytic Review of Four LAP Country Case Studies. Philadelphia: ILI/UNESCO.

 

Wagner, D. A. et al.  (May 2002). Towards Guidelines for the Improvement of Literacy Assessment in Developing Countries: Conceptual Dimensions based on the LAP Project. Philadelphia: ILI/UNESCO.

 

2001

 

Wagner, D. A. (2001). Conceptual dichotomies and the future of literacy work across cultures. In C. Snow & L. Verhoeven (Ed.). Literacy and motivation: Reading engagement in individuals and groups.   NJ:  L. Erlbaum.

 

Wagner, D. A. (Aug 2001). IT and Education for the Poorest of the Poor: Constraints, Possibilities, and Principles. TechKnowlogia: International Journal for the Advancement of Knowledge and Learning.  Washington, D.C.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2001). Adult literacy and lifelong learning. In R. C. Talley  & R. J. Short (Eds.), A psychology of education reform: Psychological perspectives on improving America’s schools. Washington, DC: APA.

 

Wagner, D. A. (December 2001). “ICT and literacy: Ten principles for assisting the poor.” NORRAG News, No. 39. Edinburgh, UK.

 

2000

 

Wagner, D. A. (May 2000). Literacy, Technological Literacy and the Digital Divide.  TechKnowlogia: International Journal for the Advancement of Knowledge and Learning.  Washington, D.C.

 

Wagner, D. A. (June 2000). “World Literacy: Post-Dakar Challenges.” NORRAG News, Edinburgh, UK.

 

Wagner, D. A. (2000). Literacy and Adult Education. Global Thematic Review prepared for the U.N. World Education Forum, Dakar, Senegal. Paris: UNESCO. (Reprinted in Adult Education and Development, Bonn: IIZ/DVV, in English, French, Spanish). http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0012/001233/123333e.pdf

 

Wagner, D. A. (2000). Literacy: Where are we after Jomtien.  Sources.  Paris: UNESCO.

 

1999

 

Wagner, D. A. & Venezky, R. L. (1999). Adult literacy: The next generation. Educational Researcher, 28, 1, 21-29.

 

Stern, D. & Wagner, D. A. (1999). School-To-Work Policies in Industrialized Countries as Responses to Push and Pull. In Stern, D. & Wagner, D. A. (eds.) International Perspectives on the School-to-Work Transition. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1999).  Rationales, debates and new directions:  An Introduction. In Wagner, D. A., Venezky, R.L., & Street, B.L.,  Literacy: An International Handbook. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1999). Indigenous education and literacy learning. In Wagner, D. A., Venezky, R.L., & Street, B.L.,  Literacy: An International Handbook. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

 

Wagner, D. A. & Stites, R. (1999). Literacy skill retention. In Wagner, D. A., Venezky, R.L., & Street, B.L.,  Literacy: An International Handbook. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

 

Wagner, D. A. & Hopey, C.  (1999). Literacy, electronic networking and the Internet. In Wagner, D. A., Venezky, R.L., & Street, B.L.,   Literacy: An International Handbook. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1999). Literacy: Research and Measurement. B. Spolsky (Ed.), Concise Encyclopedia of Educational Linguistics. Oxford: Elsevier.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1999).  Traditional Religious Education and Literacy in Developing Countries. B. Spolsky (Ed.), Concise Encyclopedia of Educational Linguistics. Oxford: Elsevier.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1999). Assessing basic learning competencies in youth and adults in developing countries: Analytic survey framework and implementation guidelines.  ILI/UNESCO Technical Report. Philadelphia: International Literacy Institute, University of Pennsylvania. http://literacyonline.org/products/ili/pdf/OP9901.pdf

 

1998

 

Wagner, D. A. (1998).  Putting second language first: Language and literacy learning in Morocco. In A. Durgunoglu & L. Verhoeven (Eds.). Acquiring literacy in two languages. L. Erlbaum.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1998). Literacy retention: Comparisons across age, time and culture. In H. Wellman & Scott G. Paris, (Eds.). Global prospects for education: Development, culture and schooling. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. pps. 229-251.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1998). Learning achievement: Goals, directions, and next steps for the year 2000. New York: Unicef.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1998). Literacy Assessment For Out-Of-School Youth And Adults Concepts, Methods, And New Directions.  ILI/UNESCO Technical Report. Philadelphia: International Literacy Institute, University of Pennsylvania.

 

1997

 

Wagner, D. A. (1997). Adult literacy assessment in comparative contexts. In Tuijnman, A.,  Kirsch, I. & Wagner, D. A. (Eds.). Adult basic skills: Innovations in measurement and policy analysis. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1997). Declarations , Substance And The Future Of Adult Education: Some Reflections On CONFINTEA V (Hamburg), 1997. Edinburgh, UK: NORRAG Newsletter. Fall 1997.

 

1996

 

Wagner, D. A. (1996). Using social science for literacy work in developing countries.  In S. Carr & J. F. Schumaker (Eds.).  Psychology and the developing World. Westport, CN: Greenwood.

 

Venezky, R.L. & Wagner, D. A. (1996). Supply and demand for literacy instruction in the United States.  Adult Education Quarterly, 46, 197-208.

 

1995

 

Wagner, D. A. (and others) (1995). Adult literacy: The next generation. NCAL Technical Report TR95-01. Philadelphia, PA:  University of Pennsylvania.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1995).  Islamic education: Traditional pedagogy and contemporary change (revised and updated from 1985). In A. Lewy (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Curriculum.  London:  Pergamon Press.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1995). To read or not to read: The enduring question of low adult literacy in America. Education Week, October 1995.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1995). Literacy and development: Rationales, myths, innovations, and future directions. International Journal of Educational Development, 15, 341-362.

 

Stites, R., Foley, E. & Wagner, D. A. (1995). Standards for adult literacy: Focal points for debate, NCAL Technical Report TR95-04. Philadelphia, PA:  University of Pennsylvania.

 

1994

 

Wagner, D. A. (1994). Literacy: Research and measurement. In A. Tuijnman (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Education. London: Pergamon.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1994). Global literacy: Research and policy. In L. Verhoeven (Ed.). Functional literacy in global perspective. Utrecht, Holland: John Benjamins.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1994). Literacy as culture: An afterword.  In Gadsden, V. L. & Wagner, D. A. (Eds.) . Literacy among black youth. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

 

Hirsch, D. & Wagner, D. A. (1994). Introduction. In Hirsch, D. & Wagner, D. A. (Eds.) What makes workers learn?: The role of incentives in workplace education and training. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1994). Life-span and life-space literacy: National and international perspectives. In D. Keller-Cohen (Ed.). Literacy: Interdisciplinary conversations.  Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press. 

 

Venezky, R.L. & Wagner, D. A. (1994). Supply and demand for literacy instruction in the United States. NCAL Technical Report TR94-10, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania. 

 

Wagner, D. A. (1994). Use it or lose it?: The problem of adult literacy skill retention. NCAL Technical Report TR94-07, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania.

 

1993

 

Wagner, D. A. (1993). Myths and misconceptions in adult literacy: A research and development perspective. Adult Learning,  September, pps. 9-11. (Also NCAL Technical Report, 1993.)

 

Wagner, D. A. (1993).  Literacy and development: Rationales, assessment, and innovation. Washington, DC: USCEFA Report. (Also NCAL Technical Report, 1993.)

 

Wagner, D. A., Spratt, J. E. (1993).  Arabic orthography and reading acquisition in Morocco. In Altarriba, J. (Ed.). Cognition and culture. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

 

1992

 

Ezzaki, A. & Wagner, D. A. (1992). Language and literacy in the Maghreb. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics (Special issue on Literacy), Vol. 7.

 

Wagner, D. A. (March 1992). World literacy: Issues in Research and Policy. In Wagner, D. A. & Puchner, L. (Eds.). World literacy in the year 2000. Special issue of Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

 

Spratt, J. E. & Wagner, D. A. (1992). Grade repetition and reading achievement in Morocco. Staff Working Paper. Center for International Development, RTI. RTI: North Carolina.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1992). Langues et lettrismes au Maroc. In Ouellet, F. & Lavallee, M. (Eds.). Identité, culture et changement social. Paris: L’Harmattan.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1992).  Understanding ITCS: A commentary on the relationship between cognition and social change. In Sticht, T. G., McDonald, B. A. & Beeler, M. J. (Eds.). The intergenerational transfer of cognitive skills, Vol II. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1992). Issues in Assessing and Monitoring . Report on the EFA International Consultative Forum on Education for All. Paris, 4-6 December 1991. Paris: Unesco.

 

1991

 

Wagner, D. A. (1991). Literacy as culture: Emic and etic perspectives. In E. M. Jennings & A. C. Purves  (Eds.), Literate systems and individual lives: Perspectives on literacy and schooling. Albany: SUNY Press.

 

Spratt, J. E., Seckinger, B., & Wagner, D. A. (1991). Functional literacy in Moroccan school children. Reading Research Quarterly, 26, 2,  178 - 195.

 

Wagner, D. A. & Puchner, L. (1991). Review of Davis & Davis, Adolescence in a Moroccan town. Contemporary Psychology,  36, 580-581.

 

Wagner, D. A. & Puchner, L. (1991). Review of Jahoda & Lewis, Acquiring culture: Cross Cultural studies in child development. Contemporary Psychology.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1991). Literacy in a global perspective: Thoughts on research for the 1990’s. In T. Hoien (Ed.), Literacy in a world of change: Norway. pps. 216-229.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1991). Issues in assessing learning and monitoring EFA goals. In International Consultative Forum on Education for All, Final Report. Paris: Unesco.

 

1990

 

Wagner, D. A. (1990). Literacy assessment in the Third World: An overview and proposed schema for survey use. Comparative Education Review, 33, 1, 112 - 138.

 

Wagner, D. A. & Gal, I. (1990). Indigenous cognition? A review of John W. Berry, Sidney H. Irvine & Earl B. Hunt (Eds.) Indigenous Cognition: Functioning in Cultural Context. Contemporary Psychology, 35, 131-132.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1990). Who's a literate?: Assessment issues in a global perspective. Psychology and developing societies, 2, 5-16.

 

Wagner, D. A. & Spratt, J. E. (1990). Morocco: Education, literacy and the poor. In Pleskovic, B. (Ed.), Morocco: Economic growth and social welfare. Social Sector Strategy. Report No. 7903-MOR. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank.

 

1989

 

Wagner, D. A., Spratt, J. E. & Ezzaki, A. (1989). Does learning to read in a second language always put the child at a disadvantage?: Some counter-evidence from Morocco. Applied Psycholinguistics, 10, 31-48.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1989). Literacy campaigns: Past, present and future. Comparative Education Review, 33,  256-260.

 

Wagner, D. A., Spratt, J. E., Klein, G. & Ezzaki, A. (1989).  The myth of literacy relapse: Literacy retention among fifth-grade Moroccan school leavers. International Journal of Educational Development, 9,  307-315.

 

Wagner, D. A., Spratt, J. E., Gal, I., & Paris, S. G.  (1989).  Reading and believing: Beliefs, attributions, and reading achievement among Moroccan school children. Journal of Educational Psychology, 81, 3, 283-293.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1989). In support of primary schooling in developing countries: A new look at traditional indigenous schools. World Bank Background Paper Series, Doc. No. PHREE/89/23. Washington, D.C.: World Bank.

 

1988

 

Wagner, D. A. (1988).  "Appropriate education" and literacy in the Third World. In P. R. Dasen, J.W. Berry, & N. Sartorius (Eds.), Health and cross-cultural psychology: Toward applications.  Beverly Hills: Sage. Pps. 93-111.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1988). L'acquisition du savoir et le "par coeur": Passé et  présent. In R. Bureau & D. de Saivre (Eds.), Apprentissage et cultures. Paris: Editions Karthala.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1988).  Education and childhood in Japan: Lessons to be learned?  A joint review of Stevenson, Azuma & Hakuta (Eds.),  Child development and education in Japan, and White, The Japanese educational challenge.  Contemporary Psychology, 33, 951-952. 

 

Wagner, D. A. & Spratt, J. E. (1988). Intergenerational literacy: Effects of parental literacy and attitudes on children's reading achievement in Morocco. Human Development, 31, 359-369.

 

1987

 

Wagner, D. A. (1987). Le développement précoce de la mémoire spécialisée. Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive, 7, 56-67.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1987).  Review of S. A. Ashraf, New horizons in Muslim education.  Comparative Education Review, 31, 185-6. 

 

Wagner, D. A. & Spratt, J.E. (1987).  Cognitive consequences of contrasting pedagogies: The effects of Quranic preschooling in Morocco. Child Development, 58,  1207-1219.

 

Wagner, D. A. & Spratt, J. E. (1987).  Reading acquisition in Morocco: Preliminary report on the effects of language, preschooling and environment. In C. Kagiticibasi (Ed.), Growth and progress in cross-cultural psychology. Holland: Swets and Zeitlinger.

 

Ezzaki, A., Spratt, J. & Wagner, D. A. (1987). Childhood literacy acquisition among children in rural Morocco: Effects of language differences and preschool experience. In  D. A. Wagner (Ed.), The future of literacy in a changing world. London: Pergamon. 

 

Wagner, D. A. (1987). Literacy futures: Five common problems from industrialized and developing countries. In  D. A. Wagner (Ed.), The future of literacy in a changing world. London: Pergamon. 

 

1986

 

Wagner, D. A. (1986).  When literacy isn't reading (and vice-versa).  In M.E. Wrolstad & D.F. Fisher (Eds.), Towards a new understanding of literacy.  N.Y.: Praeger. 

 

Wagner, D. A., Messick, B.M., & Spratt, J. (1986).  Studying literacy in Morocco.  In B.B. Schieffelin & P. Gilmore (Eds.), The acquisition of literacy: Ethnographic perspectives.  Norwood, NJ: Ablex. 

 

Spratt, J.E. & Wagner, D. A. (1986).  The making of a fkih: The transformation of traditional Islamic teachers in modern times.  In M. White & S. Pollack (Eds.), The cultural transition: Human experience and social transformation in the Third World and Japan.  New York/London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. 

 

Wagner, D. A. (1986).  Child development research and the Third World: A future of mutual interest? American Psychologist, 41, 298-301. 

 

Wagner, D. A. (1986).  Review of H. S. Bhola, Campaigning for literacy  and V. Miller, Between struggle and hope: The Nicaraguan literacy campaign.  Comparative Education Review, August, 450-454.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1986).  Review of B. V. Street, Literacy in theory and practice. Journal of Applied Psycholinguistics, 7, 171-175.

 

1985

 

Wagner, D. A. (1985).  Islamic education:  Traditional pedagogy and contemporary change.  In T. Husen & T.N. Postlethwaite (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education:  Research and Studies.  New York:  Pergamon Press.

 

1983

 

Wagner, D. A. & Lotfi, A. (1983).  Learning to read by "rote".  In D. A. Wagner (Issue Editor)  "Literacy and Ethnicity."  In the International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 4, 111-121. 

 

Wagner, D. A. (1983).  Indigenous education and literacy in the Third World.  In D. A. Wagner (Ed.), Child development and international development: Research-policy interfaces.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.  (Also reprinted in Arabic, in the journal Al-Umma, published in Qatar, 1982; in Unicef/Unesco "Notes/Comments" Series, 1984; and in New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Issue 20, pps. 77–85, June 1983) 

 

Wagner, D. A. & Seeley, K.M. (1983).  Review of S. Scribner & M. Cole, The psychology of literacy.  In  Language in Society, 12, 394-397. 

 

Wagner, D. A. (1983).  Ethno-graphies: An introduction.  In D. A. Wagner (Issue Editor) "Literacy and ethnicity,"  International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 4, 5-8. 

 

Seeley, K.M. & Wagner, D. A. (1983).  Current research-policy issues for childhood programs in the Third World.  Human  Development, 26, 55-60. 

 

Wagner, D. A. (1983).  How to shake hands with a foreigner.  (Review of Bochner (Ed.), Cultures in contact).  Contemporary Psychology, 712-713. 

 

Wagner, D. A.  (1983).  New days for old ways:  Islamic education in a changing world.  International Development Research Centre Reports, 12, 5-6. 

 

Wagner, D. A. (1983).  Rediscovering "rote":  Some cognitive and pedagogical preliminaries.  In S. Irvine & J.W. Berry (eds.), Human assessment and cultural factors.  New York: Plenum. 

 

1982

 

Wagner, D. A. (1982).  Ontogeny in the study of culture and cognition.  In D. A. Wagner & H. W. Stevenson (Eds.), Cultural perspectives on child development.  San Francisco: W.H. Freeman & Co. 

 

Wagner, D. A. (1982).  Review of Piattelli-Palmarini's Learning and language: The debate between Jean Piaget and Noam Chomsky.  In American Anthropologist, 84, 1, 178-180. 

 

Wagner, D. A. (1982)  Quranic pedagogy in modern Morocco.  In L.L. Adler (Ed.), Cross-cultural research at issue.  New York:  Academic Press.  [Reprinted in Arabic, in Etudes psychologiques & pedagogiques (Morocco)

 

Wagner, D. A. (1982).  Traditional pedagogies:  Past and present.  Cross-Cultural Psychology Bulletin, 16, 1, 9-10. 

 

Wagner, D. A. (December, 1982).  Quranic lessons.  Arabia: Islamic world review.  (No. 16), 69-70. 

 

York/London: Oxford University Press. 

 

1981

 

Wagner, D. A. & Paris, S.G. (1981).  Problems and prospects in comparative studies of memory.  Human Development, 24, 6, 412-424.

 

1980

 

Wagner, D. A. (1980).  Culture and memory development.  In Triandis, H. & Heron, A. (Eds.), Handbook of cross-cultural psychology, Vol. 4, New York: Allyn & Bacon.  

 

Wagner, D. A. (1980).  Some cognitive perspectives on bilingualism in children.  International Review of Applied Psychology, 29, 31-41. 

 

Wagner, D. A. (1980).  Bilingualism in children.  (A review of B. McLaughlin, Second language acquisition in childhood).  In Language in Society,  9, 135-137. 

 

Wagner, D. A. & Lotfi, A. (1980).  Traditional Islamic education in Morocco: Socio-historical and psychological perspectives.  Comparative Education Review, 24, 238-251. 

 

Wagner, D. A. (1980).  Memories of Morocco: The influence of age, schooling and environment.  (Reprinted in) J.S. Seamon, (Ed.), Human memory: Contemporary readings.  New

 

1970s

 

Wagner, D. A. (1979).  Culture and mnemonics.  In M. M. Gruneberg, P. Morris and R.N. Sykes (Eds.),  Practical aspects of memory.  New York: Academic Press. 

 

Wagner, D. A. & Heald, K. (1979). Carpentered world vs. Piaget: Revisiting the illusions of Segall, Campbell and Herskovits.  In L.H. Eckensberger, W.J. Lonner and Y.H. Poortinga (Eds.), Cross-cultural contributions to psychology.  Holland: Swets & Zeitlinger. 

 

Wagner, D. A. (1978).  Memories of Morocco: The influence of age, schooling and environment.  Cognitive Psychology, 10, 1-28. 

 

Wagner, D. A. (1978).  The effects of formal schooling on cognitive style.  Journal of Social Psychology, 106, 145-151.

 

Wagner, D. A. (1978). Bilingualism and cognition: A selected bibliography.  JSAS: Catalogue of Selected Documents in Psychology, 8.

 

Wagner, D. A. & Davis, D. A. (1978).  The necessary and the sufficient in cross-cultural research.  American Psychologist, 33, 857-858. 

 

Wagner, D. A. (1978).  Cross-cultural salad: A bit mixed.  A Review of N. Warren's Studies in cross-cultural psychology.  Contemporary Psychology, 23, 424-425. 

 

Wagner, D. A. & Shuman, A. (1978).  Review of Kail & Hagen's (1977) Perspectives on the development of memory and cognition; and Bobrow & Collin's (1975) Representation and understanding.  Keystone: Folklore, 22, 103-104. 

 

Wagner, D. A. (1978).  Short notice/review of H. Clark and E. Clark's Psychology and language: An introduction to psycho-linguistics.  Language in Society, 7, 143. 

Wagner, D. A. (1977 ). Ontogeny of the Ponzo illusion: Effects of age, schooling and environment.  International Journal of Psychology, 12, 161-176.

Wagner, D. A. (1975).  The effects of verbal labeling on short-term and incidental memory: A cross-cultural and developmental study.  Memory and Cognition, 3, 595-598.

Wagner, D. A. (1974). The development of short-term and incidental memory:  A cross-cultural study.  Child development, 45, 389-396.

Wagner, D. A. & Scurrah, M.J. (1971).  Some characteristics of human problem-solving in chess.  Cognitive Psychology, 4, 454-478.

Scurrah, M.J. & Wagner, D. A. (1970).  Cognitive model of problem-solving in chess.  Science, 169, 209-211.

 
FILMS/Multimedia

 

"Quranic Schooling in a Changing World."  Documentary film, 23 minutes, color video (VHS and Betamax).  Available through the Middle East Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

"Studying Literacy in Morocco." Documentary film, 25 minutes, color video, 1989. Available through the Middle East Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

“International Literacy Explorer.” CD-ROM instructional tool for teacher training, using color video clips and curricular modules. 1997-8.