Breakbeat Pedagogy : Hip Hop and Spoken Word Beyond the Classroom Walls Paperback
by Brian Mooney
Part of the Counterpoints series
Breakbeat Pedagogy provides a groundbreaking framework for the inclusion of hip-hop culture in schools.
Looking beyond the previous model of hip-hop-based education, Brian Mooney argues for school-wide hip-hop events, such as poetry slams, as the ideal site for students to engage in the elements of hip-hop culture.
Working from the perspective of a classroom teacher, the author reflects on the story of Word Up!, a hip-hop and spoken word poetry event that began with students in a New Jersey high school.
He makes the case for a pedagogy with the potential to transform urban schools and the way we think about them.
This is essential reading for any teacher committed to social justice and culturally relevant education.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 150 pages
- Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
- Publication Date: 30/08/2016
- Category: Schools
- ISBN: 9781433133244
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