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academic monitoring

The process of observing students' academic progress in one or more subject over a period of time. It is used by teachers to compare the performance of a particular student to that of ...

education

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Leon Litvack

Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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2,947 words

...Wider access was facilitated by the non-sectarian British and Foreign School Society (founded 1808 ), and the strongly religious National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church (founded 1811 ); both used the large-scale monitorial system, and between them they administered over 18,000 schools by 1851 . Dickens objected to the National Society's insistence on church intervention in education, declaring that the ‘Catechism is wholly inapplicable to the state of ignorance that now prevails’ (to Macvey...

Secret Agent, The

Secret Agent, The   Reference library

Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
2,994 words

...political ideologies reflect and corrupt each other. The secret agent of the title is ostensibly Adolf Verloc , a purveyor of disreputable wares whose primary source of income is the secret-service fund of a foreign (Russian) embassy that has employed him for eleven years to monitor and report on the activities of anarchist groups with names like the International Red Committee or the Future of the Proletariat. Verloc also serves as an unpaid informer to the police in the person of Chief Inspector Heat. Verloc is a soft pornographer, indolent and bourgeois,...

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