Collected Works of University of California’s Lingusitic Minority Research Institute now available
January 11, 2012
The Civil Rights Project (CRP) announces that the collected works of the University of California’s Lingusitic Minority Research Institute (UC LMRI) are now available via UC's eScholarship.
The University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute was established in 1984 in response to the California Legislature's request that the University of California's Office of the President (UCOP) pursue "...knowledge applicable to educational policy and practice in the area of language minority students' academic achievement and knowledge," including their access to the University of California and other institutions of higher education. The UC LMRI first began as a research project and then developed into a Multi-campus Research Unit (MRU) in 1992, with representatives from each of the UC campuses serving as its board.
To carry out its mission, the UC LMRI funded research of UC faculty and graduate students; provided professional development for researchers, educators, and policymakers; and disseminated information to researchers, practitioners, and policymakers on educational issues affecting linguistic minorities, racial and ethnic minorities, and immigrants in both California and the nation. As a part of its dissemination activities, UC LMRI sponsored an annual research conference that drew participants from across the nation, and conducted regular policy seminars in the state capitol to inform policymakers on the latest research relevant to pending policy issues. The policy seminars became a notable fixture in the capitol.
UC LMRI produced dozens of reports, several books, and was the catalyst for numerous journal articles during its existence. It was the “go to” research center on issues of English language learners for both researchers and practitioners nationwide. Some of the most consulted publications produced over the years are now available.
The UC LMRI closed its doors in 2009 after 25 years of existence. In order to make their documents available, CRP published LMRI documents via the University of California's eScholarhip, an open-access, scholarly publishing service.
For more information, visit escholarship.org/uc/lmri