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Belle, Crystal – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2016
Current scholarship suggests that many youths identify with hip-hop, especially youths of color. Study of this artistic form has been suggested as a means of helping youths acquire and become fluent in literacy practices. This article explores how the use of a hip-hop literacies curriculum addressed the literacy skills of urban ninth-grade English…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Music, Culturally Relevant Education, Minority Groups
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Jocson, Korina M. – Written Communication, 2006
This article builds upon the concept of hybridity to affirm the relevance of poetry, music, and other forms of popular culture in the lives of urban youth. Its focus examines the blending of seemingly disparate forms to understand how young people, in particular young people of color, negotiate their multilayered social worlds. One of these worlds…
Descriptors: Literacy, Urban Youth, Poetry, Music