In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
In a way, adult education is an educational movement through the medium (1)______ village schools. In the beginning, the (2)______ were suspicious. It was hard to persuade (3)______ to realise that they were really getting something (4)______ the schools. They were not at all sure that they wanted their (5)______ to leave their homes.
Select the most appropriate option for the blank numbered 1.