Hip Hop Genius

TitleHip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorSeidel, Sam
PublisherThe Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc
Publication Languageeng
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Many educators already know that hip-hop can be a powerful tool for engaging students. But can hip-hop save our schools? In Hip Hop Genius, Sam Seidel introduces an iteration of hip-hop education that goes far beyond the usual approach of studying rap music as classroom content and looks instead at deeply honoring the knowledge of urban students. Seidel lays out a vision for how hip-hop's genius—the resourceful creativity and swagger that took it from a local phenomenon to a global force—can lead to a fundamental remix of the way we think of teaching, school design, and leadership.