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Williams, Del; Stover, Mark – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This feature describes the efforts of the Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge to offer programming presenting hip-hop and spoken word poetry. These events, begun in 2016, feature genres relevant to the university's diverse and global enrollment. Though not traditional library presentations, they recognize the wide appeal of…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Music, Cultural Context, Academic Libraries
Ramser, Dean Albert – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Supporting students transitioning from high school into college continues to be a challenge for many academics and policy makers. In this conceptual content analysis study, first-year composition (FYC) course syllabi were examined based on Kuh's (2008) High-Impact Practices (HIP) and the Association of American Colleges and Universities' (AAC…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Freshman Composition, Course Descriptions, Citizenship Education
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Schönfeldt-Aultman, Scott M.; Morrison, Carmen – Multicultural Education, 2015
Alex U. Inn is the co-founder and one of the two MCs of the hip-hop drag king group, Momma's Boyz. Momma's Boyz celebrated their tenth anniversary in 2014. Carmen Morrison is the offstage name of Alex U. Inn, though "Carmen" now goes by Alex offstage, as well. Within this interview, the names "Carmen" and "Alex" are…
Descriptors: Dance, Popular Culture, Interviews, Identification (Psychology)
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McMahan, Shari – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2008
Student engagement in High Impact Practices (HIPs) has been gaining the attention of higher education leaders and researchers. When students are actively engaged in the learning process they report greater gains in learning and personal development. Students involved in HIPs show better retention, higher GPA and succeed in graduating college in a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Learner Engagement, School Size, Student Participation
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Turner, K. C. Nat; Hayes, Nini, Visaya; Way, Kate – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2013
This article features key findings from a study that highlights the transformative impact of a pedagogical approach that employs Critical Multimodal Hip Hop Production (CMHHP). The study took place in an extended day program in a northern California public middle school among a group of 30, urban, African American, Chicano/a/Latino/a, and Asian…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Popular Culture, Music, Teaching Methods
Kezar, Adrianna; Holcombe, Elizabeth – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2017
This report discusses the findings from a three-year study of the California State University STEM Collaboratives project, funded by the Helmsley Charitable Trust. The project selected eight CSU campuses to rethink the ways in which they support first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented minority students in science, technology,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Achievement, Success, Disproportionate Representation
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Fink, Robert – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2016
The explosive growth of Venezuela's "El Sistema" is rewriting the agenda of musical education in the West. Many commentators from the world of classical music react to the spectacle of dedicated young colonial musicians playing European masterworks as a kind of "miracle," accepting "Sistema" founder José Antonio…
Descriptors: Music Education, Civil Rights, Classical Music, Musical Instruments
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Turner, K. C. Nat – Educational Forum, 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…
Descriptors: Females, Ethnography, Urban Schools, Small Schools
Whelan, Debra Lau – School Library Journal, 2007
This article presents Alan Sitomer, an English teacher at Lynwood High School, and how he teaches his students classic literature through hip-hop. These at-risk students attend a severely overcrowded, low-performing school in East Los Angeles that's surrounded by what Sitomer describes as "gangs, guns, and drugs." Prostitutes work the…
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), High Risk Students, English Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Jocson, Korina M., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2013
In what ways can teachers build on youth culture to improve learning opportunities in the classroom? In this fascinating and highly readable collection, Korina M. Jocson brings together more than two dozen scholars, artists, educators, and youth workers to illustrate how nondominant youth can be engaged through various social justice arts…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Art Education, Art Activities, Student Projects
Bucholtz, Mary – Cambridge University Press, 2011
In White Kids, Mary Bucholtz investigates how white teenagers use language to display identities based on race and youth culture. Focusing on three youth styles--preppies, hip hop fans, and nerds--Bucholtz shows how white youth use a wealth of linguistic resources, from social labels to slang, from Valley Girl speech to African American English,…
Descriptors: Whites, Adolescents, Language Usage, Racial Identification
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Lopez Castillo, Maria A.; Carlson, Jordan A.; Cain, Kelli L.; Bonilla, Edith A.; Chuang, Emmeline; Elder, John P.; Sallis, James F. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015
Purpose: The study aims were to determine: (a) how class structure varies by dance type, (b) how moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behavior vary by dance class segments, and (c) how class structure relates to total MVPA in dance classes. Method: Participants were 291 boys and girls ages 5 to 18 years old enrolled in 58…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Rodriguez, Richard T. – Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, 2006
The homeboy aesthetic is identifiable as an assemblage of key signifiers: clothing (baggy pants and undershirts are perhaps the most significant), hair (or, in the current moment of the aesthetic, lack of hair), bold stance, and distinct language (think "calo" mixed with hip-hop parlance), all combining to form a distinguishable cultural…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Masculinity, Fantasy, Homosexuality
Gehring, John – Education Week, 2005
Slam poetry was born in the Green Mill Tavern, a one-time Chicago speakeasy where Al Capone imbibed, when a construction worker and poet named Marc Smith revolutionized poetry readings with an Uptown Poetry Slam in 1986. Slam borrows heavily from the rhythms and wordplay of rap and hip-hop, as well as the stream of consciousness and metaphysical…
Descriptors: Poets, Poetry, Competition, Popular Culture
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Schrag, Peter – Brookings Papers on Education Policy, 2007
California was, and remains, the largest "experiment" in class-size reduction (CSR) in the country's history. Its sweeping program to reduce the state's classes in kindergarten through the third grade covered nearly 2 million students and dropped the average class size from almost twenty-nine students per class, and often a great many…
Descriptors: Class Size, At Risk Students, Educational Policy, Elementary Schools