Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Topic: Urban Youth Culture in Teacher Education Classes.

10-second review: “Highlights that using urban youth culture as a ‘fund of knowledge’ in teacher education may improve teaching practices and learning outcomes for urban youth of color.”

Title: “Representin’: Drawing from Hip-Hop and Urban Youth Culture to Inform Teacher Education.” Education and Urban Society, 41 (4), 489-515, 2009.

Comment: Giving pre-service teachers background information about black urban culture should be useful to teachers who encounter it. Background information about youth culture in general should be useful for teachers who have little contact with it other than in the classroom. RayS.

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