Youth, Education, and Marginality: Local and Global Expressions is a close examination of the lives of marginalized young people in schools. Essays by scholars and educators are complemented by youth poetry, prose, and visual art. The book includes insights from Australia, United Kingdom, Polynesia, United States, and Canada and is grounded in educational and community practice and policy. The content covers the range and intersections of marginalization: poverty, Aboriginal cultures, immigrants and newcomers, gay/lesbian youth, rural–urban divides, mental health, and so forth. Presenting challenges faced by marginalized youth alongside initiatives for mitigating their impact, the contributors critique existing systems and engage in a dialogue about where to go from here.
About the Editors:
Kate Tilleczek is a Canada Research Chair in Child/Youth Cultures and Transitions as well as an associate professor in the Faculty of Education with a cross appointment to the Department of Sociology at the University of Prince Edward Island. She is also an adjunct health systems research scientist in the Learning Institute’s Community Health Systems Resource Group at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. H. Bruce Ferguson is the director of the Community Health Systems Resource Group at the Hospital for Sick Children and a professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Psychology and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.