Kenji Hakuta

Kenji Hakuta
Kenji Hakuta
Professor of Education, Emeritus,
Stanford University

Kenji Hakuta is the Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education, emeritus, in the Stanford Graduate School of Education. He is an experimental psycholinguist noted for his research, practice, and policy supporting English language learners. Hakuta is the author of numerous research papers and books, including Mirror of Language: The Debate on Bilingualism and In Other Words: The Science and Psychology of Second Language Acquisition. He is also active in education policy and has testified to Congress and other public bodies on the education of language-minority students, affirmative action in higher education, and improvement of quality in educational research. He was the founding dean of social sciences, humanities, and arts at the University of California, Merced. Hakuta received his PhD in experimental psychology from Harvard University.

updated 2015

Publications by Kenji Hakuta
Findings from School District-University Collaborative Partnerships
Recent policy changes in California’s education system have opened up a unique opportunity to improve educational opportunities for the state’s 1.4 million English learner students (ELs). The implementation of new state standards including new…
A new PACE policy brief, by Robert Linquanti, Project Director and Senior Researcher at WestEd, and Kenji Hakuta, Professor of Education at Stanford University, examines how next-generation standards and assessments can foster success for California…