[lg policy] Talk: “Will We All be Arizona? Horne vs Flores and the Future of Language Policy in the United States”

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sun Apr 24 21:47:49 UTC 2011

April 29th: Dr. Patricia Gándara
Professor of Education, University of California, Los Angeles
Co-director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles

“Will We All be Arizona?
Horne vs Flores and the Future of Language Policy in the United States”
12:00 pm
Cubberley 115
Pizza and refreshments will be provided

Dr. Gándara's talk will focus on lessons learned from Arizona's 2009
Horne v. Flores Supreme Court case, which has had a strong impact on
the rights of English language learner students under the Equal
Educational Opportunities Act.  She will highlight her work with the
Arizona Educational Equity Project and the case's implications for
policy, education and research.

Patricia Gándara received her PhD in educational psychology from UCLA.
She has been a bilingual school psychologist, a social scientist with
the RAND Corporation, and a director of education research in the
California State Legislature. Since 1990 she has been a professor of
education in the University of California system. She also served as
commissioner for postsecondary education for the State of California,
associate director of the Linguistic Minority Research Institute, and
the co-director of PACE (Policy Analysis for California Education. She
is currently co-director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos
Civiles at UCLA.

Dr. Gándara is a fellow of the American Educational Research
Association and recipient of its Presidential Citation at the 2011
AERA annual conference.  Patricia is a past fellow at the Rockefeller
Foundation Bellagio Center in Bellagio, Italy, and the Educational
Testing Service in Princeton. She was a French-American
Foundation/Sciences Po visiting scholar at Sciences Po in Paris. In
2005, she was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Award from UC
Davis and the Outstanding Researcher in Higher Education Award from
the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education.

She has written or edited six books and more than 100 articles and
reports on educational equity for racial and linguistic minority
students, school reform, access to higher education, the education of
Latino students, and language policy. Her two most recent books are
The Latino Education Crisis: The Consequences of Failed Social
Policies (Harvard University Press, 2009) and Forbidden Language:
English Learners and Restrictive Language Policies (Teachers College
Press, 2009).


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