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ERIC Number: EJ1078223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Pedagogy for Liberation: Spoken Word Poetry in Urban Schools
Fiore, Mia
Education and Urban Society, v47 n7 p813-829 Nov 2015
The Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, hip hop of the 1980s and early 1990s, and spoken word poetry have each attempted to initiate the dialogical process outlined by Paulo Freire as necessary in overturning oppression. Each art form has done this by critically engaging with the world and questioning dominant systems of power. However, unlike the Black Arts Movement and early hip hop, spoken word--with its growing foothold in urban classrooms and contemporary culture--may be in a unique position to facilitate unprecedented social change by providing students with a platform from which to question and negotiate the conditions of their lives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey