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Hello,

I'm sorry I have more than one question today, and I will post them all here because I'm supposed to hand this part in on Sunday.

Help me explain what's in red please:

A) The implications 1 for parents and educational policy makers is to realize that intense intellectual input and development should be situated at the spurt ages. And further, that rigorous intellectual development (three R's) 2 at the period of little or no brain and mind growth raises the possibility that attempts to inject novel intellectual competencies not only will fail if tried at certain age periods, but that such attempts may be counterproductive.

1: Does it mean the( role) of parents?

2: I search the net and I found that it is reading and writing... but what's the third one?

B) What Epstein is suggesting is that the conditions for enrichment might well change from periods of growth to periods of "dormancy". Perhaps in the "dormant" periods, when the "red lights" are on, we need to focus on "emotional intelligence" character education, collaboration, citizenship and service to others.

what does it mean in this context?



C) I remember my first job as a teacher was with junior high school seventh graders who were, according to the brain spurt theory, in the cusp of brain dormancy. Rather than lecture to them, I took them outside and we built replicas of Onondaga Indian Long Houses and artifacts, with many, many field trips.

Can you please paraphrase it or give me the meaning of it, ( I don't know what the "field trip" is)



D) On the other hand, the sophomores in high school could not seem to get enough of the intrigue of Hamlet and the horror of Gettyburg 1. They loved writing poesm and collecting art to express their ideas. It seemed as if they emerged out of a cocoon of "I can't" and "Not for me to question 'why,' but for me to do or die 2"

1:What is the author trying to convey here? I didn't understand.

2: please paraphrase the meaning

E) And the fastest growing commercial construction industry is "prisons,' whose industry leaders target fourth grade reading levels in communities, since the fourth grade reading level is predictive of incarceration.

Does it mean that the person reads as a fourth grader? or is it a fourth level on a scale pertaining to reading? i'm confused.



F) One extrapolation from the arts in the pursuit of learning and utilizing the brain and mind most affectively is in the use of storytelling and visual or guided imagery.

The dictionary provides no suitable equivalent for it in this context, please provide me with one.



G) Th faculty of fantasy and imagination was held in high esteem in the West until the Renaissance.

Does it mean that it was there and welcomed? or was it forbidden?



H) Through Ramus' work, a major shift away from the scholastics occurred. The scholastics used imagery, methaphor and analogy as a part of prudence and the creatice process.

Does he mean the scholastics as a group or the members of the sholastics as "religious philosophers"?



I) Jeasus used the same parabolic teaching in His communication with the children, the general people, the Apostles, therabbis and government leaders.

What is parabolic teaching? I searched the net but I didn't find a definition, I only know the "parabolic" of math Emotion: tongue tied



J) They see imagery as a vehicle for affective development, such as the increase awareness of inner senses and feelings and the expression of theses wherever appropriate, expanded inner cognizance of personal images and symbols, introspective means to conflict resolution, culling feelings of self-love and appreciation...

is it verb + noun (which I belive is true but it didn't make sense to me that's why i'm confused) ? what does it mean?

Thank you so much.
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A. 1. No, not role. It's the effect of something on the parents - the effect of X is that the parents and educators have to .......'

2. arithmatic (maths/math)

B Being a good citizen of the society?

C. Field trip - a visit to somewhere of educational interest/value off the school premises. For example, to a museum.

D. 1 the sophomores enjoyed this sort of thing.

2. they have changed from just doing things because they are ordered to, presumably to doing things because they want to.

E. Yes, their reading skills are only as good as expected of the average fourth grader.

F. Not the clearest of sentences. skills that can be taken from...

G. was respected

H ?I don't know

I He used parables - stories with a moral lesson/alagories.

J Conflict (noun) resolution (verb). Solving problems/disagreements.
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Nona The Brit2. arithmetic (maths/math)
I He used parables - stories with a moral lesson/allegories

Mathematics and Arthimetic do not have the same meaning.

Arithmetic is calculation with numerals [from Gr. arithmos = number]; Mathematics is the branch of science concerned with number, quantity, and space, either as abstract ideas (pure mathematics) or as applied to physics, engineering, and other subjects (applied mathematics) [from Gr. mathema = to learn]
H)

Scholastic
1 a usually capitalized : a Christian philosopher of the medieval period
nona the brit, thank you so much, it was very helpful.

Feebs11, thanks for correcting spelling.

Marius Hancu, thank you so much.

but still I have to understand the intention and the meaning of this phrase so that i can translate it:

"Not for me to question 'why,' but for me to do or die'



Please paraphrase it.

and I haven't reached a solution with the word extrapolation in:

F) One extrapolation from the arts in the pursuit of learning and utilizing the brain and mind most affectively is in the use of storytelling and visual or guided imagery.

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It comes from a poem called 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' and has entered English as an idiomatic phrase.

An excerpt from the poem

"Forward, the Light Brigade!"
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the soldier knew
Someone had blunder'd:
Their's not to make reply,
Their's not to reason why,
Their's but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

They had been ordered to do something stupid and pointless but it was their duty to do it anyway.

This idea gets extended into the idea of students studying things only because they have been ordered to by their tutor, but now their attititude has changed and they now study because they want to.
Thank you, Nona.

You are so kind.