International Journal of Critical Pedagogy Special Issue: Hip Hop as Cultural and Critical Pedagogy (Fall 2012)
Guest Editors: Priya Parmar, CUNY - Brooklyn College and Eloise Tan, Dublin City University
Abstracts (350 words) - September 30, 2011
Paper (6500 words) - December 15, 2011
Call For Papers This special issue on Hip Hop spotlights the pedagogical impact, value, opportunities, and challenges that Hip Hop culture presents to education, however we understand that Hip Hop culture has grown to be much more than a cultural artifact that can be neatly explored within an educational context. Hip Hop culture has come to transcend pedagogy and education by becoming an economic, entrepreneurial, and social movement with a multicultural, international, and multi-generational base. This is not to suggest there is homogeneity within Hip Hop culture as there is distinct and sometimes conflicting heterogeneity among those who define themselves as part of Hip Hop culture. Indeed Hip Hop culture is a living and breathing culture that manifests itself in unique ways for different people. We embrace the challenges to the maturing Hip Hop generation, as we ask ‘what happens when the Hip Hop generation grows up?’ Many in Hip Hop culture refuse to relegate Hip Hop culture to the background of their adult lives and insist on foregrounding their Hip Hop knowledge as they had done throughout their youth. In this way, we seek contributions that explore Hip Hop culture in domains other than the school classroom or lecture hall.
Wilkis "Ideology" Figuereo Certified as First Pro-Tools Expert in NJ.
Hip-Hop Educator Wilkis “Ideology” Figuereo, the CEO/Founder of ITEC AUDIO STUDIOS and Advisor for the Academy for Independent Studies, has become the first individual in New Jersey to become a “Pro Tools Expert” as certified by Avid, an industry leader in digital audio and video editing software used heavily in the music and film industry.
Ideology is a partner of the H2ED Center and has been with the Hudson County School of Technology since 2003. He teaches classes including Introduction to MIDI (sheet music communication language) and Audio Engineering.
Wilkis Ideology Figuereo is also an Audio Technology Instructor with over 10 years of experience. He is Avid Certified as a Pro Tools Expert in Music, Pro Tools Operator in Music, Pro Tools Worksurface Operator, Apple Logic Certified Pro and is a consultant for the Ramapo College Music Production Program. He holds a BA in Fine Arts Music and a Masters in Education. For more information go to http://www.itecaudio.com/.
The F.O.K.U.S. Crew is teaming up with the Scratch Academy to bring light to the 5 elements of Hip-Hop, DJ sets by Scratch Academy DJ’s, special set by the legendary Grand Wizard Theadore & graff art by Free5 & others.
Get the latest issue of INSIGHT Mag at: http://sohnup.com featuring the futuristic graffiti artwork of SpazeCraft One - IBM
LOST LYRICS presents Artistic Development (Toronto, Canada)
Who are we looking for: Young Innovators Ages 11-15
What the program offers:
- Free food - Opportunity to work with professional singers, producers, rappers, musicians, actors, dancers, photographers and visual artists in the city - Opportunity to perform and show your work all around the city to lots and lots of people - Create a portfolio
Beginning Saturday March 19th - Saturday June 25th (every Saturday from 1-4pm) Where: St. Alban’s Boy’s and Girls Club
2011 Preemptive Education Urban Word NYC’s Annual Mentor, Teacher, Educator & Community Activist Training
Urban Word NYC, Hip-Hop Theater Festival, the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at NYU, and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development present the 2010 Preemptive Education Conference, featuring a dynamic weekend training series that engages the best practices in spoken word, hip-hop, urban arts, and social justice education. This year’s theme is “Beyond Violence: Promoting Healing through Spoken Word, Hip Hop, and Critical Pedagogy.”
The Preemptive Education Meeting finds its roots in the Urban Word NYC’s Annual Mentor, Teacher, Educator & Community Activist Training. Now in collaboration with Hip-Hop Theater Festival, the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at NYU, and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, the meeting aims to examine critical issues that affect today’s youth, while providing creative and practical resources to address them. Using the power of spoken word poetry and hip-hop as the lens to explore language and privilege, participants will learn best practices in student-centered and critical pedagogy from professionals in key fields of education, youth development, and spoken word & hip-hop. This conference will take place at NYU on the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
This year we are basing the meeting’s workshops (SAT. 10/1 & SUN. 10/2) around three foundational pillars:
· Professional Development
· Community-Service Learning
· Student-Centered Freirian Pedagogy
We are seeking workshop sessions that will focus on the history of Hip-Hop and education, how the movement has progressed including an overview of the many resources currently available for educators. These workshops will also incorporate a theoretical model for developing and utilizing a Critical Hip-Hop Pedagogy. They will also present a “Hip-Hop & Social Justice model for Hip-Hop and education, as well as samples of practical application, because at its root a hip-hop pedagogy seeks to produce an authentic relationship between hip-hop and educational development.
We are also seeking workshops that focus on the incorporation of dramatic exercises based on the arsenal of Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. In these workshops, participants should experience an interactive theatre workshop focusing on their “reading” of the world around them and their contribution to “re-writing” their world as they become agents of change. Finally, we are looking for workshops that will integrate and build from our three foundational pillars.
Workshops should be geared towards (a) teaching artists in spoken word and hip-hop arts, (b) NYU students, and (c) NYC public school teachers. The workshops will be 85 minutes long on either Saturday or Sunday. Please send a brief title and workshop description that you think would (1) be a strong session in line with the foundational pillars offered, and (2) would best serve either spoken/word hip-hop educators, NYU students or NYC public school teachers.
Please send workshop proposal to Michael@urbanwordnyc.org (Deadline: April 31, 2011)
Urban Arts Partnerships is looking for a Fresh Prep Coach and Intern
About Fresh Prep Fresh Prep is a new and innovative approach to raising student achievement on the Regents Exams that fuses Hip Hop music with the New York State core curriculum. Drawing from Hip Hop pedagogy, current research, best practices in student engagement and test preparation, Fresh Prep features content based and strategy songs and activities that have demonstrated proven results.
About the Fresh Prep Coach Role
The Fresh Prep Coach assures quality Fresh Prep instruction in a cluster of three to four schools, covering approximately 7 classrooms and reaching approximately 250, 9-12 students by:
Assisting in the development of professional development workshops which offer teachers the necessary support to successfully acquire a basic understanding of hip-hop pedagogy and successfully implement the Fresh Prep curriculum.
Training and site visits with classroom teachers, to support their integration of Fresh Prep curricula into their classrooms by modeling, providing feedback and facilitating differentiated learning groups.
In a typical week, visit 5–7 classrooms, run a departmental meeting with teachers, consult with classroom teachers on successful integration and observes the teacher’s instruction using Fresh Prep curricula.
Participating in Fresh Prep team meetings (at Urban Art’s Partnership’s office), conference calls, attending trainings and professional development workshops, and receiving regular support from the administrative staff.
North Africa’s Hip Hop Protest Music February 11, 2011 In the midst of the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt and the protests elsewhere in North Africa and the Middle East, a group of Libyan exiles who run a website called Khalas noticed one surprising common thread in the voicing of discontent … rap music. Across the region rap artists were providing the soundtrack to protests in the streets. So Khalas decided to contribute by releasing a mixtape of their own. Khalas co-founder Abdulla Darrat talks about the influence of hip hop in this latest round of protests.