International Review of Education

, Volume 64, Issue 5, pp 689–691 | Cite as

Learning as development: Rethinking international development in a changing world

By Daniel A. Wagner. Routledge, New York, 2018, 324 pp. ISBN 978-1-84872-606-2 (hbk), ISBN 978-1-84872-607-9 (pbk)
  • Alan TuckettEmail author
Book Review

Dan Wagner has an impressive pedigree, and this book comes with a plethora of enthusiastic endorsements. The immediate past Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, tells us that it “greatly advances our knowledge and understanding of how to improve learning for all – especially for those who have been most marginalised, such as the poor, girls and women, indigenous populations, migrants and those impacted by climate change.” Moses Oketch, of the University College London Institute of Education, tells us that “Learning and Development is a great read. The depth of discussion and the literature it draws on has a wealth of resources. My students really need this.” Marlaine Lockheed of the World Bank argues that the book is refreshing and accessible, and “humanises and broadens the discussion of education and development”. Finally, Mali’s former Minister of Education, Adama Samassékou, tells us it is an excellent book that policy makers should read, since “it is time to walk the talk”.


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© Springer Nature B.V., and UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of EducationUniversity of WolverhamptonWalsallUK

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