Saturday, September 24, 2011

Slam School: Learning Through Conflicts in the Hip-Hop and Spoken Word Classroom

Annotation provided by Bobby Shaddox

Low, B. E. (2011). Slam school: learning through conflicts in the hip-hop and spoken word classroom. (1 ed., p. 189). Stanford: Stanford University Press.

This book investigates the conflicts between hip-hop and education. The author explores the reasons that teachers might resist implementing hip-hop in their curriculum and how hip-hop/spoken word poetry can generate authentic excitement with students. The book details experiences in three urban high schools. Low’s premise is that using a spoken word curriculum along with student-centered pedagogies can lead to exploring conflicts and help create refreshing understandings between students and teachers.

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