Patricia Gandara

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Patricia Gándara, "UC LMRI Associate Director for Policy, moved from UC Davis to UCLA effective January 1, 2007, where she will also be co-directing the Civil Rights Project/El Proyecto de CRP (with Gary Orfield, its co-founder). The Civil Rights Project, formerly at Harvard University, will take on a broader and more western agenda as it is resurrected at the Los Angeles campus. Its augmented focii will include issues of immigration, language, and schooling of undocumented students. Gándara notes that she expects El Proyecto and UC LMRI to work closely together on many shared interests.

"Dr. Patricia Gándara is a faculty member at the University of California, Los Angeles.

"Dr. Gándara has authored and co-authored various books and articles on such subjects as peer group influence and college-going behavior of low-income Latino and other ethnic minority students; immigrant students, bilingual education policy, and the public schools; high academic achievement of low-income Mexican Americans; Chicanos and educational mobility; and mathematics instruction in multicultural classroom.

"Her most recent publication, Over the Ivy Walls: The educational mobility of low-income Chicanos was published in 1995.

"Her professional interests in graduate teaching include: education policy/education reform, social context of learning, learning and assessment, and educational equity/bilingual and multicultural education.

"She was President of the Sociology of Education Association in 1995 and Chair of the UC Linguistic Minority Research Institute in 1995. She has also been Chair of the Program Committee for Division G and Chair of the Hispanic Sig of the American Educational Research Association. She has been a member of the Latino Eligibility Task Force, the Bilingual/Crosscultural Panel of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and the Center for the School Community. She has served on the editorial board of the Thought and Action Journal and been a reviewer for the Anthropology and Education Quarterly, American Educational Research Journal, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and Sociology of Education.

"She received her doctoral degree in Educational Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and her masters degree in Counseling and School Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles." [1]

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  1. Patricia Gandara, University of California, accessed October 14, 2007.