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Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life

Hip-hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity

Marc Lamont Hill (author)

ISBN: 9780807749616

Publication Date: Apr 2009

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Shares the author's experience teaching a hip-hop centered English literature course in a Philadelphia high school where rap music, turntablism, breakdancing, graffiti culture, and other aspects of hip-hop were incorporated into the curriculum. This book shows that hip-hop culture is the opportunity to affect students' lives in extraordinary ways.
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Marc Lamont Hill shares his experience teaching a hip-hop centered English literature course in a Philadelphia high school where rap music, turntablism, breakdancing, graffiti culture, and other aspects of hip-hop were incorporated into the curriculum. Drawing on that experience and on his academic work on youth culture, identity, and educational processes, Hill offers a compelling case for the power of hip-hop, not just in driving up attendance and test performance, but in helping students forge their identities in an educational setting. For over a decade, educators have looked to capitalize on the appeal of hip-hop culture, sampling its language, techniques, and styles as a way of reaching out to students. But beyond a fashionable hipness, what does hip-hop have to offer our schools? Marc Lamont Hill shows, in this revelatory new book, it is the opportunity to affect students' lives in extraordinary ways.
Illustrations illustrations
Pages 192
Date Published 30 Apr 2009
Publisher Teachers College Press
Subject/s Teaching skills & techniques   Rap & Hip-Hop   The self, ego, identity, personality  

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