Virginia Gordon

Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition
University of California, San Diego
vgordon@ucsd.edu
858 534-9786





Interests:
Educational Innovation
Busing and School Integration
Technology in Education
International Development and Technology Transfer
Improving Undergraduate Education


Projects
Fifth Dimension Program, Torrey Pines Elementary School
Primary Education, Culture and Cognitive Processes of Mayan Children of Yucatan, Mexico
Sustainability of University-Community Linkages


Participating Institutions
Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition, University of California, San Diego (LCHC).
Facultad de Educación de la Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán


Recent Papers
Reproducing Segregation: Parent Involvement, Diversity, and School Governance.
Virginia Gordon and Honorine Nocon
Journal of Latinos and Education, 2008


Conference Papers
“It’s all about test scores:” A case study of parent involvement in an urban school within the NCLB paradigm
Virginia Gordon and Honorine Nocon
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association
March 2008 New York, NY


Multisite Videoconferencing between Developed and Developing Countries to Build and Sustain Educational Research Collaborations.
Virginia Gordon, Robert Lecusay, Michael Cole
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association
Chicago, IL April, 2007.


Parents on the Inside: Diversity, Roles and Relationships in Parent-initiated Curricular Reform at a Southern California Public School, 1995-2000
Virginia Gordon and Honorine D. Nocon
First ISCAR Conference Sevilla, 20-24 September 2005

Sustaining university-school collaboration in an innovative elementary school computer activity
Virginia Gordon, Sharon Zell, Maria daVenza Tillmanns, and Michael Cole
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 2004,
San Diego


Before joining the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition I worked as a community health activist, parent organizer and biomedical engineer.  I have lived and worked in Mexico and Malaysia.