Valerie Futch, postdoctoral fellow with Youth-Nex, has written a chapter in the new volume “Schools for Marginalized Youth: An International Perspective.”
“Everybody Has an Accent Here: Cultivating Small Schools That Work for Immigrant Youth in New York City,” focuses on a population that is too often ignored by current theory. “It is evident that the current practice of schooling is failing to provide those traditionally marginalized with opportunities to succeed when compared with their more privileged peers, states publisher, Hampton Press.
“The importance of this book…is that it contributes to framing this urgently needed intellectual work by interrogating a range of schooling experiences designed to assist marginalized students experience success rather than failure in school.” Futch co-wrote the chapter with Reva Jaffe-Walter of City University of New York.
Dr. Futch is studying adolescent identity development, youth-adult relationships in out-of-school programs, and emerging adulthood.
She is recently back from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues biennial conference where she chaired two panels on youth development and desegregation. Read her post on the YN Blog.