ERIC Number: EJ918861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Marginalized Youth and Education: Voices from Regent Park
Young, Stacey J.
Education Canada, v50 n5 spec iss 2010
Pathways' students in Regent Park now talk about a new culture of expectation. They bristle at, and obviously reject, most of the labels the media and others place on them and, by extension, their community. They say words such as disadvantaged, poor, violent, and at-risk--to cite a few--do not address the fullness of reality and life in their community. In fact, if you ask the young folks who live in the community today, those terms are coming to represent more Regent Park's past than its future. Even its present is looking pretty good. As one student put it, "the labelling and other negative things associated with Regent are more related to the older kids...because now this community has changed and now we don't face the same obstacles."
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Adolescents, Youth Programs, Community Programs, Social Support Groups, Neighborhoods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)