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What does the author imply about the professional schoolmaster?



A. No interest in teaching science
B. Thwarted attempts to enliven education
C. Aided true learning
D. Supported the humanists
E. Been a pioneer in both science and humanities.
Asked by Xuepin, Last updated: Jan 14, 2020

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H. Martin

H. Martin, Content Writer, Charlotte

Answered Jan 09, 2019

The pioneers of the teaching science imagined that its introduction into education would remove the conventionality artificially, and backward which characteristic of classical studies, but they were gravely disappointed.

He had the humanists thought that the study of the ancient authors in the original would banish the superstition of medieval scholasticism. The author implied that the schoolmaster thwarted attempts to enliven education.

The principal claim for the use of science in education, which teaches a child about the actual universe in which they are living, in making them acquainted with the same time illustrates to the student how to think logically and inductively by studying scientific method.

 

vijayji.

Vijayji.

Answered Apr 07, 2018

Thwarted attempts to enliven education -when we look back to line 7, we read, the professional schoolmaster was a match for both of them, and has almost managed to make the understanding of chemical reactions as dull and as dogmatic an affair as the reading of virgils aeneid.this tells us that the schoolmaster has made learning dull. and so we eliminate answers c and e which imply he has done something good.but to be sure of the answer we should also read the previous sentences. we learn that, the pioneers of the teaching of science imagined that its introduction into education would remove the conventionality, artificiality, and backward-lookingness which were characteristic of classical studies...... this section tells us that other people tried to alter the nature of education, but the professional schoolmaster was a match for both of them. he therefore prevented (thwarted) these attempts, and the answer is b.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Thwarted attempts to enliven education -when we look back to line 7, we read, the professional schoolmaster was a match for both of them, and has almost managed to make the understanding of chemical reactions as dull and as dogmatic an affair as the reading of virgils aeneid. this tells us that the schoolmaster has made learning dull. and so we eliminate answers c and e which imply he has done something good. but to be sure of the answer we should also read the previous sentences. we learn that, the pioneers of the teaching of science imagined that its introduction into education would remove the conventionality, artificiality, and backward-lookingness which were characteristic of classical studies...... this section tells us that other people tried to alter the nature of education, but the professional schoolmaster was a match for both of them. he therefore prevented (thwarted) these attempts, and the answer is b.
 

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