Breakbeat Pedagogy: Hip Hop and Spoken Word Beyond the Classroom Walls (Counterpoints #512) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 512 in 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.

About the Author

Brian Mooney is an educator, scholar, and poet who explores the intersections of hip-hop, spoken word poetry, literacy, and urban education. Brian holds a bachelor's degree from New York University and a master's degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, where he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in English Education. His work has been featured by national news outlets including The New York Times, NBC, Rolling Stone, NPR, SiriusXM, MTV and others.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781433133251
ISBN-10: 1433133253
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2016
Pages: 150
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints