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ERIC Number: EJ1176519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
The Battle for Rap: Problems and Possibilities in Teacher Education
Kumar, Tracey
Teaching Education, v29 n2 p211-220 2018
This qualitative study examined preservice teachers' (PSTs') ideas and beliefs regarding the use of rap for instructional purposes in P-12 classrooms, and the ways in which they proposed to use rap in the teaching of middle and high school social studies. Participants included the instructor of a social studies methods course, and thirteen PSTs enrolled in the course. The findings suggest that PSTs view rap as a phenomenon that must be approached in a careful manner, and that is best suited to content areas other than social studies. The findings also suggest that PSTs' proposed uses of rap represent P-12 education as an uncritical, teacher-centric endeavor which serves to perpetuate the status quo.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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