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ERIC Number: EJ835906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Representin': Drawing from Hip-Hop and Urban Youth Culture to Inform Teacher Education
Irizarry, Jason G.
Education and Urban Society, v41 n4 p489-515 2009
The potential of drawing from urban youth culture, and hip-hop more specifically, to serve as a bridge to the standard curriculum has been well documented. However, the richness and potential benefits of hip-hop are more far-reaching and present significant implications for teacher education and professional development efforts as well. This article draws from several sites including research conducted with a group of urban teachers, urban youth and hip-hop culture, and postmodernism to forward the notion of Representin'--a shared sense of identity and responsibility based on membership in a socially constructed community--as a valuable disposition to be developed by teachers. Using urban youth culture as a "fund of knowledge" in teacher education has the potential to improve teaching practices and positively influence learning opportunities and outcomes for urban youth of color. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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