Focus: Popular music has always had an impact upon the lives of young people. Throughout history parents and teachers alike have strived to teach young people to arm and protect themselves from the ideological power of popular music. No time period was more pronounced in this undertaking then the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. The new millennium has arrived and schools are still faced with issues of power, race, identity, violence, and ethics. The meaning and purpose of schooling is being redefined, the relationship between teachers and students has entered into a critical stage of re-negotiating what and whose knowledge is of greater value because of a more diverse population and all of this is being driven by a mediated culture (popular culture). Popular culture presents enormous possibilities for assisting educators to rethink “ways of knowing.” Students in American public schools are concerned with issues surrounding rap music, racial injustices, and notions of resistance. Issues regarding navigating “Pop” culture are explored.
Who May Submit:
Submissions are welcome from researchers, K-16 practitioners, educational leaders, administrators, teachers and trainers at all levels in all contexts, as well as any others who are actively involved in educating students in today’s mediated “pop” culture environment.
Please identify your submission with keyword: “Edutainment”
Submission Procedure: http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/rufen1.htm
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