Literacy

CER book reviews of Lind (2010) and Oxenham (2008)

Author: 
Arnone, G. & Wagner, D. A.
Date of publication: 
Fri, 2010-01-01

Literacy

Author: 
Wagner, Daniel A.
Date of publication: 
Fri, 2010-01-01

Littéracie

Author: 
Wagner, Daniel A.
Date of publication: 
Tue, 2008-01-01

ICT and Learning: Supporting Out-of-School Youth and Adults

Author: 
Wagner, D. A. & Sweet, R. (Editors)
Date of publication: 
Sun, 2006-01-01

In attempting to raise levels of educational achievement and attainment, countries will obtain the greatest increase in overall national performance if they raise the performance of the lowest achievers and of those with the lowest level of qualifications. These are the groups whose improvement will make the greatest difference to the national average.

Technology and Mother-Tongue Literacy in Southern India

Author: 
Wagner, D., Daswani, C.J., Karnati, R.
Date of publication: 
Wed, 2010-12-01

Technology and Mother-Tongue Literacy in Southern India: Impact Studies among Young Children and Out-of-School Youth

The present research began with one main question: How can new technologies
be effective for poor and illiterate children and youth in developing countries?

Quality of education, comparability, and assessment choice in developing countries

Author: 
Wagner, D.
Date of publication: 
Wed, 2010-12-01

 

Over the past decade, international development agencies have begun to emphasize

the improvement of the quality (rather than simply quantity) of education in

developing countries. This new focus has been paralleled by a significant increase

in the use of educational assessments as a way to measure gains and losses in

Assessing Basic Competencies Among Youth and Young Adults in Developing Countries: Analytic Survey Framework and Implementation Guidelines

Author: 
Wagner, Daniel; Sabatini, John; Gal, Iddo
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1999-04-12

The overall goal of this activity is three-fold: to try to
improve our understanding of the nature of basic learning
competencies (BLCs) within and across societies; to assist
governments and multinational agencies in obtaining reliable and
useful information in this domain in order to improve in-school

Early Childhood, Family and Health Literacy: International Perspectives

Author: 
Puchner, Laurel
Date of publication: 
Thu, 1995-06-01

This paper examines early childhood development, family, health, and
literacy, placing particular emphasis on the need to consider the
interrelationships between these factors when attempting to use literacy to
improve the quality of life of individuals in developing countries. The paper
provides a conceptual model of the interrelationships between the factors,

Literacy and Development: Rationales, Assessment, and Innovation

Author: 
Wagner, Daniel
Date of publication: 
Thu, 1995-06-01

Literacy and economic development have existed as terms that are
inextricably linked in the literature, often with little examination. As one
looks more closely at the rationales for this relationship, it becomes clear
that much more needs to be known about the functions and uses of literacy
in everyday life, how literacy is linked to productive activity, and how

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