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Hip Hop Pedagogy as Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy

Department of Art Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284, USA
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Received: 21 August 2018 / Revised: 21 November 2018 / Accepted: 28 November 2018 / Published: 3 December 2018
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This paper argues that Hip Hop Pedagogy is a version of Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and should be a part of art education. Further, we believe that when exploring Hip Hop Pedagogy, teachers need to reference the work of Black female and non-binary artists. After an overview of Hip Hop Pedagogy and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy, we argue that these approaches should be a consistent part of art education. Through the work of contemporary visual artist and DJ, Rozeal, we offer suggestions for art educators about how they might transition their practice to embrace some aspects of Hip Hop Pedagogy. Specifically, through sampling and the distinction of cultural appreciation versus appropriation, we believe that art educators can change their practice to make their teaching more relevant to their students and to contemporary culture. View Full-Text
Keywords: Hip Hop pedagogy; Rozeal; culturally sustaining pedagogy; art education; culture Hip Hop pedagogy; Rozeal; culturally sustaining pedagogy; art education; culture

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Buffington, M.L.; Day, J. Hip Hop Pedagogy as Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy. Arts 2018, 7, 97.

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