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ERIC Number: EJ981293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Multimodal Hip Hop Productions as Media Literacies
Turner, K. C. Nat
Educational Forum, v76 n4 p497-509 2012
This study draws on ethnographic data from a year-long multimodal media production (MMP) course and the experience of an African American female adolescent who used the production of multimodal Hip Hop texts to express her creativity and growing socially conscious view of the world. The study demonstrates how students made meaning multimodally and how media production, in combination with participating in community-based research, provided powerful opportunities for youth to develop new literacies, especially critical media literacies. [Supplementary materials are available for this article. Go to the publisher's online edition of "The Educational Forum" for the following free supplemental resources: Figure 1 and Figure 2, which show pictures of Gina and her group, the lyrics to the raps, gestures used with the raps, and other pertinent information.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 7; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California