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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
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Eisenmann, Linda; Hutcheson, Philo A.; Nidiffer, Jana – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Introduces three articles that assess the state of higher education history by turning away from the research university. Explains that the articles (1) focus on books that have influenced the historiography of religion, community colleges, and the poor and (2) discuss how recent research might change conceptions of higher education history. (CMK)
Descriptors: Books, Community Colleges, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational History
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Nidiffer, Jana – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Considers historical treatments of the poor and higher education by discussing one book from each of the following categories: (1) traditional/omission; (2) increased inclusion; (3) center of analysis; (4) issue specific; and (5) broader social analysis. Comments on the contributions and limitations of each work. (CMK)
Descriptors: Books, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational History, Females
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Taylor, Brian W. – History of Education Quarterly, 1998
Discusses the character and motives of Lady Noel-Byron, briefly married to Lord Byron, for involving herself in philanthropic work. Examines the various influences that aroused Lady Bryon's interest in education and describes her involvement in implementing her philanthropic endeavors, such as opening a school for poor children. (CMK)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Classroom Environment, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Attitudes