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ERIC Number: ED553426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 267
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3030-6419-7
Hip Hop Culture: Development of a Cultural Competence Workshop Series
Akridge, Evangeline M.
ProQuest LLC, Psy.D. Dissertation, Alliant International University
The minority population of the United States which includes African Americans is expected to be the majority by 2040, surpassing the number of Caucasians. This information is pertinent to educators because it is a reflection of anticipated changes in the ethnic composition of student bodies. Although African Americans have been identified as the second largest minority group and much of their socio-historical background has been documented, there appear to be gaps in the multicultural manuals that are currently used by school psychologists. The manuals exclude the influence of Hip Hop culture on today's African American youth. To be effective educators, certificated staff must have the complete socio-historical understanding of African American students. In response to the need for multicultural professional training that acknowledges Hip Hop and its relevance to the day-to-day experiences of African American adolescents, a series of workshops were developed to expand the awareness, knowledge, and strategies that complement the unique experiences of today's African American students, the Hip Hop generation. The workshops address the significance of Hip Hop culture to youth and American history, build skills that can be employed with this population, and provide opportunities for application of knowledge. A draft of the workshops was reviewed by individuals who have knowledge and lived experience regarding African American adolescent development and/or Hip Hop culture. Amendments were made based on the recommendations provided by expert reviewers. Evaluations of the workshops revealed that this is an effective way to supplement information presented in future multicultural/diversity trainings. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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