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Prier, Darius; Beachum, Floyd – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2008
While much of mainstream qualitative research has focused on conventional methodology, in terms of axis of inquiry, epistemology, and approaches to ground the theory of its questions to construct knowledge, educational researchers have yet to conceptually develop an alternative praxis in our work which takes into account hip-hop culture. More…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Cultural Influences, African Americans, Moral Values
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Rodriguez, Louie F. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2009
Hip hop culture is typically excluded from conventional educational spaces within the U.S. Drawing on the experiences of an educator who works with urban high school students and university level pre- and in-service educators, this article examines the role of hip hop culture for student engagement in two settings--an alternative high school…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, High Schools, Urban Youth, Popular Culture
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Popovici, Ileana Monica; Popescu, Lucian; Radu, Liliana-Elisabeta – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2017
Many studies indicate that a physical fitness characteristic is an important marker for healthy body and healthy mind. The major purpose of this study is to explore the levels of physical fitness of the students between 11 and 13 years of age. The participants of this study are 251 volunteer students including 95 boys and 156 girls between the…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Physical Fitness, Physical Education, Human Body
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Cru, Josep – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2017
This paper explores the sociolinguistic practices of a group of young bilingual rappers in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. Against the background of ongoing language shift to Spanish in the region, the language choices of a group of Maya youths involved in Hip Hop culture and their agency as policy-makers at the grassroots level is analysed.…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Music, Language Maintenance, Music Activities
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Leppänen, Sirpa; Westinen, Elina – AILA Review, 2017
Focusing on a YouTube performance by an emergent Finnish Somali rapper and the audience responses it has generated, this paper looks at ways in which rap music engages with the issue of belonging. Drawing on recent theorizations of belonging as a multi-dimensional, contingent and fluid process, along with sociolinguistic work on globalization and…
Descriptors: Music, Video Technology, Intervention, Stranger Reactions
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Tóvári, Anett; Hermann, Mária; Tóvári, Ferenc; Prisztóka, Gyöngyvér; Kránicz, János – Practice and Theory in Systems of Education, 2015
Currently, overweight and obesity are the most widespread problems in life-style having a significant impact on everyday life, and thus, conduct of life. Further contributory problems may develop in patients with weight problems: deformities of the joints and skeleton (coxarthrosis and gonarthrosis), circulatory problems and arrhythmia. Overweight…
Descriptors: Obesity, Human Body, Pain, Life Style
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Irby, Decoteau J. – Urban Education, 2015
Throughout this article, I argue that within the mainstream field of urban education, "the urban" is floating face down, lifeless, and devoid of significant meaning. "City" and "urban" function as taken-for-granted variables that stand in the rightful place of rich explanations, based in theory and evidence, of the…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Scholarship, Educational Theories, Social Theories
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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Troutman, Stephanie – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2017
This article draws on focus group conversations with black female college students attending a small, liberal arts institution in Kentucky. Based primarily on group interviews and discussions, as well as observations and analysis--a theoretical domain (referred to throughout the article as "Fabulachia") emerged as a site-specific outcome…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, African American Students, College Students, Observation
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Baszile, Denise Taliaferro – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2009
Although hip hop culture has been one of the most significant urban youth movements over the last three decades, it has only recently gained attention within the educational literature as a force to be reckoned with. And even then, much of the literature seeks to understand how hip hop can be used to engage students in the official school…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Curriculum Research, Urban Youth, Popular Culture
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Emdin, Christopher – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 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…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Music, Urban Youth, Science Education
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Faugloire, Elise; Bardy, Benoit G.; Stoffregen, Thomas A. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 2009
The present research examined how learning a new ankle-hip coordination influenced the preexisting postural repertoire. Standing participants learned a new ankle-hip coordination mode (relative phase of 90[degrees]). Before and after practice, postural patterns were evaluated in two different tasks. In the required task, specific ankle-hip…
Descriptors: Human Posture, Learning Processes, Perceptual Motor Learning, Intention
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Aliagas, Cristina; Fernández, Júlia-Alba; Llonch, Pau – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2016
Despite the well-known educational possibilities afforded by "Rhythm And Poetry" (RAP) for the development of musical, lyrical and critical skills [Morrell, E., & Duncan-Andrade, J. M. R. (2002). Promoting Academic Literacy with Urban Youth through Engaging Hip-hop Culture. "The English Journal," 91(6), 88-92. Retrieved…
Descriptors: Music, Romance Languages, Academic Discourse, Literacy
Prier, Darius D. – Peter Lang New York, 2012
"Culturally Relevant Teaching" centers hip-hop culture as a culturally relevant form of critical pedagogy in urban pre-service teacher education programs. In this important book, Darius D. Prier explores how hip-hop artists construct a sense of democratic education and pedagogy with transformative possibilities in their schools and communities. In…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Urban Schools, Critical Theory, Teacher Education Programs
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Hill, Mandy J.; Hallmark, Camden J.; McNeese, Marlene; Blue, Nike; Ross, Michael W. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2014
The goal of this paper was to determine the effectiveness of the HIP HOP for HIV Awareness intervention, an innovative model utilising an exchange of an HIV test for a hip hop concert ticket, in a metropolitan city among African American youth and young adults. A subset of intervention participants participated in standardised testing, sex…
Descriptors: African American Culture, Popular Culture, Health Promotion, Prevention
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