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ERIC Number: EJ1120748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
HBCUs and Writing Programs: Critical Hip Hop Language Pedagogy and First-Year Student Success
Stone, Brian J.; Stewart, Shawanda
Composition Studies, v44 n2 p183-186 Fall 2016
In the 2015-16 school year, the authors of this article developed an innovative research and assessment project on a new first year composition curriculum based on a pedagogy they call Critical Hip Hop Rhetoric Pedagogy (CHHRP), an educational approach built upon the classroom-based research of linguistic anthropologist H. Samy Alim ("Critical"; "The Whig"). During the summer of 2015, the primary researchers, Shawanda Stewart and Brian J. Stone, attended the Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Writing Research, led by Christiane Donahue and Chuck Bazerman, in order to develop this project under the guidance of senior research mentors. In fall 2015, with the assistance of a Conference on College Composition and Cummunication (CCCC) Research Initiative Grant, Stone and Stewart piloted this first-year writing course. Research and assessment of this pedagogy is now being carried out longitudinally and in the near future will become an inter-institutional research project seeking to understand how this pedagogy might impact student graduation rates at HBCUs across the nation. The authors discuss the theoretical motivations for their work as well as initial findings of the study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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