This volume in the Classics of Western Spirituality makes available to a broad readership a selection of the core writings of Jean Baptist de La Salle (1651-1719), a French priest and educator who changed the face of education in his time and whose reforms continue to influence the ways we educate our children today.
Born to a wealthy family, de La Salle turned his attention early on to the education of the poor and the marginalised and, at the same time, unwittingly founded a new type of religious community: Brothers who were teachers and active religious. Through his dedication to the vocation of teaching, de La Salle instituted several procedures that are still in practice in public and parochial institutions.
--the simultaneous method
--involvement of parents
De La Salle's spirituality for educators, which combines prayer and action, compassion and practicality, can be read afresh in every age: it transcends time and place.
Series: Classics of Western Spirituality
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 11th March 2004
Publisher: Paulist Press International,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.39