Marginalized Youth and Contemporary Educational Contexts
May 13, 2009 Toronto, Canada
Greetings! Welcome to the symposium website for Marginalized Youth and Contemporary Educational Contexts which is a part of a series of events focusing on collaborative community research as a systemic approach to changing front-line practice. These conferences are hosted by the Community Health Systems Resource Group (CHSRG) at The Hospital for Sick Children.
This event will be an interactive and dialogue-based public symposium. Three interactive key note discussion panels include experts in youth culture, education as it relates to the lives of young people, and researchers/practitioners who work with and for young people in narrative and art-informed ways. Young people are invited to submit narratives (poetic, story, visual) for presentation and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for a poster session. The focus of the discussions and papers will include 1) the main stumbling points and experiences of youth 2) the processes by which these problems and inequalities are organized in youth and school culture 3) how young people actively negotiate challenges 4) how practitioners and researchers become engaged in better means of working with and for young people 5) practitioners and policy makers understandings about marginalized young people and education, and 6) the place of narrative and art-informed understanding in working with and for youth.
This symposium will facilitate discussion of developments and directions in theories, practices, and research methods (with a focus on arts informed qualitative research) about marginalized youth and as directly impacting policy and practice in education. We will provide a means of posing and answering the concerns of the panel members and participants by synthesizing insights across disciplines, ages and nations. We are delighted to have the help of international and Canadian scholars including (for updates and submissions, please contact Sarah Bovaird – firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dr. Andy Furlong - Sociologist (Youth and Social Change), University of Glasgow
Dr. Bruce Ferguson - Director, CHSRG, Sick Kids and University of Toronto
Ms Penny Milton - Canadian Education Association
Dr. George Dei - OISE/ University of Toronto
Dr. Michael Chandler - University of British Columbia, Distinguished Investigator
Dr. Molly Andrews - Centre for Narrative Research, United Kingdom
Dr. Katherine Boydell - Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto
Dr. Ardra Cole - Centre for Arts-Informed Research
I look forward to meeting all of the participants including young people, researchers, educators, practitioners in public health and mental health, youth workers, policy makers, administrators, and graduate students.
Dr. Kate Tilleczek
Canada Research Chair, Child and Youth Cultures and Transitions, University of Prince Edward Island
Research Scientist, Community Health Systems Resource Group, The Hospital for Sick Children
Share your events
Email all events you wish posted to the Mental Health Event Calendar to email@example.com.