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ERIC Number: EJ827853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
Critical Hip Hop Pedagogy as a Form of Liberatory Praxis
Akom, A. A.
Equity & Excellence in Education, v42 n1 p52-66 Jan 2009
This article uses Paulo Freire's problem-posing method, youth participatory action research, and case study methodology to introduce an alternative instructional strategy called Critical Hip Hop Pedagogy (CHHP). This approach attempts to address deep-rooted ideologies to social inequities by creating a space in teacher education courses for prospective teachers to re-examine their knowledge of hip hop as it intersects with race, class, gender, and sexual orientation; while analyzing and theorizing to what extent hip hop can be used as a tool for social justice in teacher education and beyond. Borrowing and extending the work of critical race theorists, particularly, Solorzano & Delgado Bernal, CHHP utilizes the following five elements to form its basic core: "1) The centrality of race and racism and their intersectionality with other forms of oppression; 2) Challenging traditional paradigms, texts, and theories used to explain the experiences of students of color; 3) The centrality of experiential knowledge of students of color; 4) The commitment to social justice; and finally 5) A transdisciplinary approach" (Solorzano & Delgado Bernal, 2001, p. 312-315). (Contains 1 figure and 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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