Patricia Gándara; professor of education; University of California, Los Angeles
Professor Gándara is co-director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA. Her research focuses on educational equity and access for low income and ethnic minority students, language policy, and the education of Mexican-origin youth. She has just completed a study (with R. Rumberger) entitled Resource Needs for California’s English Learners as part of the statewide adequacy project funded by four major foundations. She also is the author of numerous articles and several books, including the forthcoming, “Understanding the Latino Education Gap: Why Latinos Don’t Go to College” (Harvard University Press).
The “Hispanics and Educational Inequality in the U.S.” series is sponsored by Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the College of Arts and Letters, the Henkels Lecture Series, the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity, the Institute for Educational Initiatives, the Center for Social Concerns, and the Institute for Latino Studies.