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ERIC Number: EJ846536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Turn up that Radio, Teacher: Popular Cultural Pedagogy in New Century Urban Schools
Duncan-Andrade, Jeffrey M. R.; Morrell, Ernest
Journal of School Leadership, v15 n3 p284-304 May 2005
Synthesizing literature from critical pedagogy, sociocultural psychology, and cultural studies with popular cultural texts and experiences from actual classroom practice, this article conceptualizes the critical teaching of popular culture as a viable strategy to increase academic and critical literacies in urban secondary classrooms. Relying on scholarship that views youth popular culture as a powerful, but often times underutilized, point of intervention for schools, these authors discuss the impact of using youth popular culture to reconnect with otherwise disenfranchised schooling populations. The authors rebut criticisms associated with the teaching of popular culture by showing how teachers can simultaneously honor and draw upon the sociocultural practices of their students while also adhering to state and national standards. Further, the article demonstrates the social relevance, academic worthiness, and intellectual merit of hip-hop artists such as the controversial Eminem and popular film texts such as the "Godfather" trilogy. They conclude with a call for postmodern critical educational leaders--vigilant advocates for students who are willing to combine academic content knowledge with a commitment to an engaging multicultural curriculum. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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