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ERIC Number: EJ880748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
Affiliation and Alienation: Hip-Hop, Rap, and Urban Science Education
Emdin, Christopher
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v42 n1 p1-25 2010
The critiques of rap artists and other participants in hip-hop culture provide data for teachers and researchers to investigate the attitudes of US urban youth towards schooling. This study explores the complex relationships between hip-hop and science education by examining how rap lyrics project beliefs about schooling, the relevance of existing curriculum, and the intellectual capability of urban youth. These lyrics also provide a synopsis of this population's alienation from schooling and from science education in particular. By examining student discourses in two US high schools, this study shows how co-generative dialogues, and other classroom procedures derived from hip-hop culture, may be used to modify teaching and learning in science and to ameliorate urban students' alienation from schools. (Contains 18 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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