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ERIC Number: ED527277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 192
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-4961-3
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Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity
Hill, Marc Lamont
Teachers College Press
For over a decade, educators have looked to capitalize on the appeal of hip-hop culture, sampling its language, techniques, and styles as a way of reaching out to students. But beyond a fashionable hipness, what does hip-hop have to offer our schools? In this revelatory new book, Marc Lamont Hill shows how a serious engagement with hip-hop culture can affect classroom life in extraordinary ways. Based on his experience teaching a hip-hop-centered English literature course in a Philadelphia high school, and drawing from a range of theories on youth culture, identity, and educational processes, Hill offers a compelling case for the power of hip-hop in the classroom. In addition to driving up attendance and test performance, Hill shows how hip-hop based educational settings enable students and teachers to renegotiate their classroom identities in complex, contradictory, and often unpredictable ways. [Foreword by Gloria Ladson-Billings.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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