Gina Arnone

Area of Study: 
Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development
Year of Graduation: 
Research Interests: 
academic identity development and language in education
Dan Wagner
Dissertation Topic: 
Explaining differential achievement among Spanish-speaking English language learners in a large urban school district

Gina Arnone is a Ph.D. candidate in the Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development program at the University of Pennsylvania and an Institute of Education Sciences Pre-Doctoral Fellow. Her research interests lie at the intersections of language and literacy development, and language and identity development, as well as in the area of moral development. Her educational research experience includes work as a research analyst for the Los Angeles Unified School District and as a research fellow for Save the Children, Indonesia. She also taught children with autism.


Arnone, G. and Wagner, D. A. (2011). Book review of Literacy for All: Making a Difference, by Agneta Lind and of Effective Literacy Programmes: Options for Policy-makers by John Oxenham. Comparative Education Review , Vol. 55, No. 1, 55(1), 145-147.

Arnone, G. (In Press). Bilingual education. In J. Ainsworth (Ed.), Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide. SAGE Publications.