The Hip-Hop Association Releases First-Ever Hip-Hop Education Guidebook

hip-hop-guide.jpgThe Hip-Hop Association, a national organization dedicated to facilitating, fostering and preserving the hip-hop culture, has announced the release of the first-ever Hip-Hop Education Guidebook: Volume One for the 2007 school year. The textbook was conceived as a part of the Hip-Hop Association’s Education Initiative in order to bring about awareness and understanding that educators need to be more effective in their craft. “Teachers have no choice but to learn how to use hip-hop in the classroom,” says Talib Kweli. “It’s the language of the children. They have to respect the culture of hip-hop.” The National Assessment of Educational Progress recently revealed that Black and Latino students continue to fall behind in reading the math standardized test scores. The Hip-Hop Educational Guidebook looks to provide answers to solve such problems, as well as offer innovative lessons for teachers to use. “You can learn just as much about language and literature form reading Tupac as you can from Shakespeare,” says New York University professor David Kirkland. “The themes and conflicts present in Shakespeare are all present in hip-hop.” Danny Hoch, founder of the Hip-Hop Theatre Festival, also agrees the Hip-Hop Educational Guidebook is long overdue. “Finally, a book that deftly chronicles the history, development and practice of hip-hop in education, and more importantly, hip-hop as education,” Hoch says. “If education is not one of the first elements of hip-hop, then nobody in hip-hop is keepin’ it real except teachers.”

  • Caine

    I wonder if the book will include the words, nigga, bitch, & hoe? Just a thought…

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    it’s ho, not hoe

  • BirdsFlySouth

    Sad it takes a book about hip hop to get idiots to read

  • zenzillo

    Wad up! W.W.W.ill cut your throught…oeste comment es pal nigga este CAIN…its no wonder your name means disgrace in the Only Good Book. You a fool, if those words u mention is 1st thing dat pops off your cabbage word for word you a LamBon!!! look it up…have a great day and live one Good DAy in your life. Am Ghost…aka butterz

  • zenzillo

    Wad up! W.W.W.ill cut your throught…oeste comment es pal nigga este CAIN…its no wonder your name means disgrace in the Only Good Book. You a fool, if those words u mention is 1st thing dat pops off your cabbage word for word you a LamBon!!! look it up…have a great day and live one Good DAy in your life. Am Ghost…aka butterz

  • dabest

    ok dat zenzillo person u dont have no balls 2 say that 2 nobody in da damn hood cuz they str8 slice n dice ya ass on sum real shit. see dag i hope somebody find ya ass n jus… o boy…words cant describe n if you dont like black ppl u wet back go bac to where ever the fuck you came from ….o n shit the fuck you dont like black ppl why the FUCK is u on diz site u dumb ass get ya ass out here wit that shit

  • dabest

    ok dat zenzillo person u dont have no balls 2 say that 2 nobody in da damn hood cuz they str8 slice n dice ya ass on sum real shit. see dag i hope somebody find ya ass n jus… o boy…words cant describe n if you dont like black ppl u wet back go bac to where ever the fuck you came from ….o n shit the fuck you dont like black ppl why the FUCK is u on diz site u dumb ass get ya ass out here wit that shit