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FOUNDED IN 2010The Hip-Hop Education Center [HHEC]was founded in collaboration with theMetropolitan Center for Urban Educationat New York University’s SteinhardtSchool for Culture, Education, andHuman Development, and the Hip-HopAssociation.MISSIONThe mission of the HHEC is to cultivate and develop Hip-Hop scholars, educators, teachingartists, cultural workers, students, community leaders, and social entrepreneurs toprofessionalize the field of Hip-Hop Education and inform the larger education sector. Itachieves this through research and evaluation of programs, development of standards andbest practices, documentation and archiving, community outreach andprogramming, leadership and teacher training, teacher placement, policy and advocacydevelopment, and social enterprising
FIRST NATIONAL REPORT• Published a 35-page Report titled, ReimaginingTeaching and Learning: A Snapshot of Hip-HopEducation (November 2011)• Nearly three hundred participants, courses andprograms indexed• Published a 10-page Narrative titled, The World IS Yours: A brief History of Hip-Hop Education
HIP-HOP ELEMENTS: Primarily focus on oral and writing skills, and self resilience
MOST FREQUENTLY CITED ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES• English Language Arts• Entrepreneurship• Ethnic (Africana, Latino, etc.) Studies• Gender and Sexuality• Geography• Interdisciplinary• Leadership/Experiential Knowledge• Math• Media/Technology• Performance• Science• Social Studies/Global• Theater/Drama• College Prep
Frequently cited skill-building activities used with the elements of Hip-Hop•Team building•Career development•Identity formation•Community activism•Media Literacy – video/digital production•Graphic designing•Gaming•Storytelling•Mentoring/tutoring•Cross comparative•historical/cultural analysis•Writing skills•Oral skills/debate•Problem-posing solving•Negotiating/diplomacy
The greatest number of programs were located in New York State with 76 responses. Location of Program Implementation
AGE RANGE OF YOUTH SERVED: Early to late adolescent youth are the primary groups served by these programs 5-9 years old 25.50%10-13 years old 52.75%14-18 years old 81.50%19-22 years old 62.50%23-30 years old 38.60%
PERCENTAGE OF RACE/ETHNIC GROUPS: Majority of programs are serving Black, Latino, and Mixed Race youth Native American 38.60%Asian American/Pacific Islander 60.30% White, Non-Hispanic 61.40% Mixed Race/Ethnicity 79.30% Latino/Hispanic 84.20% Black, Afr.Am, Caribbean 88.60%
WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN HIPHOPMEDIA, LITERATURE, ANDCOMMUNITY FORPROJECTS?
PROJECT IDEAS• USING HIP-HOP CULTURE TO EXPLORE ISSUES OR SOLVE A PROBLEM (E.G. STUDENTS RESEARCH SOCIAL JUSTICE, SEXISM, HOMOPHOBIA…WITHIN HIP-HOP)• USING HIP-HOP CULTURE TO DEBATE OR MAKE AN ARGUMENT (E.G. HIP-HOP HAS CONTRIBUTED TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT VS THE DESRUCTION OF COMMUNITY)• USING HIP-HOP CULTURE TO MAKE COMPARISONS AND SHOW SIMILIARITIES (E.G. HIP- HOP’S BREAKDANCING ELEMENT CAN BE COMPARED TO CAPOIERA IN BRAZIL)• USING HIP-HOP CULTURE FOR YOUTH PARTICIPATORY ACTION (E.G. STUDENTS USE HIP- HOP IN THEIR VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN)• USING HIP-HOP CULTURE TO PROGRAM AN EVENT (E.G. STUDENTS/LIBRARIANS INVITE A PIONEERS OR OTHER MEMBERS OF HIP-HOP TO SPEAK AT THEIR LOCAL LIBRARY)• USING HIP-HOP CULTURE TO BRIDGE MUSICAL GENRES, ACADEMIC DISCIPINES, AND GENERATIONS (E.G. FROM THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT TO THE HIP-HOP MOVEMENT• USING HIP-HOP FOR SELF-EXPRESSION (E.G. CREATIVE WRITING, SPOKEN WORD)