February 19, 2008
For immediate release
The Gevirtz School, the Department of Black Studies, and the Department of Chicana/o Studies at UC Santa Barbara co-present a lecture by Patricia Gándara entitled “The Latino Education Crisis” on Friday, February 22 at 9:30 am in the MultiCultural Center Theater. This event is free and open to the public.
Patricia Gándara is Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences at UC Los Angeles. She is the Associate Director of the UC Linguistic Minority Research Institute (UC LMRI), and Director of the LMRI Education Policy Center. Between 1981-86 she served as Commissioner for Post-secondary Education for the state of California.
Professor Gándara’s research focuses on educational equity and access for low income and ethnic minority students, language policy, and the education of Mexican origin youth. She is the author of numerous articles and several books, including the forthcoming The Latino Education Crisis: the Social Consequences of Failed Policy with Harvard University Press.
[Patricia Gándara is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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