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Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation Paperback – February 24, 2010
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This book clearly recommends teachers to engage in reading and interpreting the unfamiliar gestures and verbal languages of the multicultural students in the science classrooms.
Edmond reveals a host of factors that prohibits fruitful connections in between urban science education learning communities and the hip-hop generation. Traditionally science has been monolithically taught in spaces where educators lectured to students with the expectation that students will regurgitate the disseminated data through a test or lab project, while the hip-hop generation learning style unapologetically vary from the antiquated science teaching methodology. These intelligent students have higher chances at achieving when teaching methodologies allows dialogues among peers, just as it is within the hip-hop culture. This dialogue empowers student to be free thinkers and mentally digest information. The author notes that "participants in hop-hop generally view science classrooms as fields that impede their excitement about learning new things or actively participating in an activity" (p.31).Read more ›