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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 ...

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Isabella Wallace

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
186 words

... 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 his/her classmates and to identify students who are struggling, excelling, or underachieving. Information for examining students’ progress is usually collected in the form of test marks and teacher assessment levels or grades. These are often recorded on tracking sheets , or progress reports , which can then be issued to parents at intervals during the...

academic monitoring

academic monitoring  

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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 his/her ...
33 The History of the Book in Poland

33 The History of the Book in Poland   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
4,081 words
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Oxford University Press
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...atmosphere came to an end after the November Uprising of 1823 . In Warsaw, from 1801 the Society of the Friends of Science played an invaluable role in promoting academic publishing until its closure in 1831 . During the later 19 th century, without state support, the Polish School Society and the Mianowski Fund supported publishing both for schools and for research and academic communities. Influential private firms included the Glücksbergs for Polish history and literature, and the Arcts for textbooks, *music , *children’s book s, and, in the...

44 The History of the Book in Australia

44 The History of the Book in Australia   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
6,048 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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1

...of *New South Wales ) in Sydney in 1826 . Independent newspapers were increasing in number, and were less vulnerable to government interference: Bent’s defiance had been squashed in 1825 ; but when Governor Darling imprisoned the proprietors of the Australian and the Monitor in 1829 , the newspapers both continued publishing. The mid- 1820s saw an upsurge of original poetry in Sydney and Hobart newspapers. The first magazine, Robert Howe’s Australian Magazine (Sydney, 1821 ), was soon followed by the first book of verse by an Australian-born...

Irish Local and Family History

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Kevin Whelan

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
4,945 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...at the Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University, Belfast), and the Federation of Local History Societies (based at Rothe House, Kilkenny) produce useful newsletters, which list member societies and their activities; they also act in a coordinating, policy‐setting, and monitoring capacity. The Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement, established in 1971 , has also maintained a dialogue with local history societies through an annual rotating conference. A further distinctively Irish mode of exchange has been the phenomenally successful Summer...

Education

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,267 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...largely scientific subjects (his ‘Chrestomathia’). A prospectus for the ‘University of London’ was issued, an appeal launched, a joint-stock company founded to manage the funds, and some distinguished academic staff appointed (predominantly from Scotland or abroad). Around 300 men were admitted as students in 1828 . Various forces within the English academic and ecclesiastical establishments strongly opposed the new institution, and it had to wait another eight years before it was granted a charter, which officially renamed it ‘University College, London’....

Publishing

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
6,242 words
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Oxford University Press

...their capacity to play a part in the evolving drama of national politics. By 1776 this reading public was well established and the cultural and especially political implications of its composition were vigorously debated. What were its boundaries? Should the reading public be monitored, or learn to discipline itself? For the bookseller James *Lackington , the expansion in the reading public was a development to be welcomed, especially insofar as it reflected on his own achievements. In his self-aggrandizing Memoirs ( 1791 ), Lackington commented ‘that the...

Abbreviations

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
1,772 words
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Oxford University Press

...cash from an ATM machine , using a PIN number as a password. A supermarket clerk searches a milk carton for its UPC code . High-school seniors study hard for the SAT test (though the SAT owners now insist that the T does not stand for test — see SAT ). Economists monitor the CPI Index . American and Russian diplomats sit down to negotiate at the SALT talks as their military counterparts consider whether to launch ABM missiles . Websites may display pages in PDF format . And scientists try to unlock the mysteries of the deadly HIV virus ....

academic board

academic board  

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A committee of staff and managers in a university or college which meets regularly for the purpose of regulating and monitoring the academic affairs of the institution. Staff members are usually ...
tutor

tutor  

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In schools, teachers responsible for supporting the work or welfare of a group of pupils may be designated a tutor, as in ‘form tutor’ and ‘year tutor’. In further and higher education a tutor is ...
Royal Academy of Dance

Royal Academy of Dance  

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(RAD)(Known prior to 2001 as Royal Academy of Dancing)British dance examination board. It was founded on 31 Dec. 1920 by Philip Richardson in conjunction with an eminent group of dancers and teachers ...
learner-centred

learner-centred  

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An approach to teaching and learning in which the learner, their interests, enthusiasms, and aspirations are taken as the starting point of the education process, and the learner is credited with ...
awarding body

awarding body  

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An organization responsible for the conduct of assessment leading to recognized awards such as the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), Vocational Advanced Levels, and key skills ...
George Charles von Hevesy

George Charles von Hevesy  

(1885–1966)Hungarian-born Swedish chemist who was awarded the 1943 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on radioactive tracers.The son of a wealthy industrialist, Hevesy was educated at the ...
oceanographic Institutes

oceanographic Institutes  

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Oceanography is a multidisciplinary science that requires large and expensive facilities such as research ships, powerful computers, and the sophisticated instrumentation required for sampling and ...
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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
49 words

... board A committee of staff and managers in a university or college which meets regularly for the purpose of regulating and monitoring the academic affairs of the institution. Staff members are usually nominated and elected by their peers, although such a board will normally include some co-opted...

citation geography

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
74 words

...geography The geographical analysis of citation data. Citations are references in an article or a book to other scholarly works. They comprise one measure of academic influence. Citations are monitored and compiled in databases such as the ISI indexes or Google Scholar. By mining these databases it is possible to map and rank key sites of geographical knowledge production and to also construct citation networks of the inter-relationships between authors, places, and...

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
156 words

...the workload of a student or group of students, and for providing support in matters relating to their studies. Trainee teachers on teaching practice , for example, have a tutor to advise them and to monitor their progress in their placement . A tutor may also be a subject specialist who guides or advises the student in a specific aspect of their academic discipline, such as supporting students through their master’s degree or doctoral studies. Like the term ‘teacher’, ‘tutor’ cannot be defined by one specific role. Broadly, it could be said that...

universities and higher education

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
1,069 words

...autonomous power lies with the lay‐dominated Board of Governors or Council, but the collective of academics/faculty remain influential via the Academic Board/Senate; and there is considerable debate about the balance of managerialism/corporatism versus collegiality/shared‐values in their governance and management. HEIs and government/agencies, including fair access to higher education Government finances HEIs as private autonomous entities and monitors their use of taxpayers' money via various agencies: the funding councils (see R v Universities Funding...

Royal Academy of Dance

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
209 words

...board. It was founded on 31 Dec. 1920 by Philip Richardson in conjunction with an eminent group of dancers and teachers including Adeline Genée and Édouard Espinosa. It was originally known as the Association of Operatic Dancing in Great Britain and its aim was to monitor standards of classical ballet training. In 1936 it was granted its royal charter, becoming the Royal Academy of Dancing, and it developed into the world's largest examining and training body, holding examinations for all standards of ballet throughout the world. It began...

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