Hip Hop as an Agent for Health and Wellbeing in Schools
HTML
PDF
XML

Keywords

hip hop
student wellbeing
hip hop interventions
school programs
narrative synthesis

How to Cite

Crooke, A., Comte, R., & Moreno Almeida, C. (2020). Hip Hop as an Agent for Health and Wellbeing in Schools. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, 20(1). https://doi.org/10.15845/voices.v20i1.2870

Abstract

Hip Hop culture has shown an increasing presence in mainstream schooling over the last 15 years. This presence has taken many forms, including extracurricular programs, pedagogical tools, and whole-school approaches to student learning and development. Yet, discourse explicitly exploring the use of Hip Hop to facilitate wellbeing outcomes in schools remains limited. To explore the state of current research at this particular intersection, this paper presents a narrative synthesis of 22 research articles reporting on the use of Hip Hop interventions for wellbeing in school settings. Results indicated a growing rate of published research articles in this area, focusing health promotion for underprivileged students of colour in urban US settings, and the need for more methodologically sound research which critically engages with socio-political contexts. Nevertheless, important benefits were reported across studies, demonstrating the value of Hip Hop in promoting across the physical, social and mental wellbeing.

https://doi.org/10.15845/voices.v20i1.2870
HTML
PDF
XML

Copyright (c) 2020 Alexander Hew Dale Crooke, Rachael Comte, Cristina Moreno Almeida

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Articles published prior to 2019 are subject to the following license, see: https://voices.no/index.php/voices/copyright

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under the  Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 4.0 that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

 

Bergen Open Access Publishing