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ERIC Number: EJ1118001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Don't Believe the Hype: Hip-Hop Literacies and English Education
Belle, Crystal
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v60 n3 p287-294 Nov-Dec 2016
Current scholarship suggests that many youths identify with hip-hop, especially youths of color. Study of this artistic form has been suggested as a means of helping youths acquire and become fluent in literacy practices. This article explores how the use of a hip-hop literacies curriculum addressed the literacy skills of urban ninth-grade English students while helping them contextualize the significance of their in-school and out-of-school literacy experiences. The article explains the connections between literacies and hip-hop--based education, illustrates how hip-hop can serve as a culturally responsive and rigorous pedagogical tool in the English classroom, and shares students' views on the use of such curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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