ERIC Number: EJ1097900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
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Toward Hip-Hop Pedagogies for Music Education
Kruse, Adam J.
International Journal of Music Education, v34 n2 p247-260 May 2016
Music education scholarship in the areas of popular, vernacular, and participatory musicianship has grown in the past decades; however, music education research concerned specifically with hip-hop has been relatively scarce. Because hip-hop music can differ tremendously from the traditional western genres with which many music educators are most familiar, a great need for research in this area exists. In this article, I summarize general education scholarship related to hip-hop and offer implications toward hip-hop pedagogies for music education. I employ Hill's (2009) classifications of hip-hop pedagogy ("Pedagogies with hip-hop," "Pedagogies about hip-hop," and "Pedagogies of hip-hop") as a structure to better understand previous literature and to provide a descriptive framework for potential applications of hip-hop pedagogies to music education settings. I describe Hill's categories using the labels of "Hip-hop as a bridge," "Hip-hop as a lens," and "Hip-hop as practice."
Descriptors: Music Education, Popular Culture, Teaching Methods, Classification, Cultural Influences, Minority Group Students
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