Patricia Gándara, UCLA Professor and co-director of “The Civil Rights Project," studies educational equity and access for low income and ethnic minority students, language policy, and the education of Mexican origin youth.
Amado Padilla, Stanford Professor, studies students who achieve academically despite coming from challenging home and community backgrounds, and second language learning and teaching.
Guadalupe Valdés, Stanford Professor and founding partner of “Understanding Language,” which is an initiative that focuses attention on the role of language in subject-area learning. Her research explores bilingualism relevant to teachers in training.
Moderated by Kenji Hakuta, Stanford Professor and co-chair of “Understanding Language” (above). His research addresses bilingualism and the acquisition of English in immigrant students.