An Experiment on Racial Diversity and Cognitive Complexity
in College Students. Anthony Antonio and several colleagues and I just finished an
in which we showed that participating in discussions with racially diverse
peers has positive effects in college students -- this study supports
the claims of supporters of affirmative action programs in higher education.
The study website is at: http://www.stanford.edu/group/diversity/
Williams v. State of California, Expert Report regarding the condition
of English Language Learners in the context of the lawsuit brought against
for inadequacy and inequality in California schools. Click
here for the lawsuit website. Click
here for my expert report, which draws heavily from
report prepared by Patricia Gandara and Russell Rumberger of UC-LMRI.
Medical update: Have you heard about my unstable
angina episode? Read
about it if you're interested (not nearly as exciting as my rock
My final comments on SAT-9 scores
and the "Oceanside Miracle",
based on 2002 scores.
- My latest passion is in developing on-line courses that lead to the California
CLAD (Crosscultural Language and Academic Development) certificate. My
primary partners in this are Elsa Schirling (doctoral student) and Susan
student and now on the faculty at California State University - Sacramento).
We are working with Teachscape, an on-line professional development and
educational community company, to develop these courses. The course materials
video cases of ESL and content methodology teaching. With the help of
another student, Kenneth Romeo, I am also developing the Lau
content to support these courses. This site is still under development,
but you can see the construction site by clicking here. We are testing a
of these courses with teachers at the San Francisco Unified School District
-- check out the progress by visiting the course websites for Education
375, 376 and 377 under the button "Courses".