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Delmont, Matthew – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
This article features Ruth Wright Hayre, Philadelphia's first black high school teacher and principal whose work at William Penn High School for Girls became a model for counseling and motivation programs at other majority-black high schools in Philadelphia, expanding educational and career opportunities for thousands of "able" students.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Educational Opportunities, Change Agents, Change Strategies
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Sundue, Sharon Braslaw – History of Education Quarterly, 2007
In 1738, the English evangelist George Whitefield traveled to the new colony of Georgia intending to establish "a house for fatherless children." Inspired by both August Hermann Francke, the German Pietist who had great success educating and maintaining poor orphans in Halle, and by charity schools established in Great Britain,…
Descriptors: Educational History, Economically Disadvantaged, Social Stratification, Educational Discrimination