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TO TOUCH THE

HEARTS OF YOUR
PUPILS AND TO
INSPIRE THEM
WITH THE
CHRISTIAN
SPIRIT IS THE
GREATEST
- Saint
John
Baptist
de
La
Salle
MIRACLE YOU

AIMS OF EDUCATION

La Salles greatest message to his


disciples was to develop the spirit
of religion in the souls of their
pupils.
La Salle had his teachers teach in
the vernacular, rather than in the
language of the church or the
upper class.

THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE
GOALS OF
EDUCATION

For La Salle the definition of belief


does not refer to having
confidence in knowledge
(believing something to be true).
Rather, for La Salle belief is
inseparable from faith.
La Salle believed that rather than
undermining society, the
education of the poor and working
class would lift all of society.

THEORY OF HUMAN NATURE


GOALS OF
EDUCATION

THEORY OF LEARNING
GOALS OF
EDUCATION

La Salle believed that everyone


deserved to have a meaningful,
useful school experience no
matter their class or social
standing.
He proposed a very practical way
of learning for his students and
believed that children should be
taught in the vernacular language
rather than the language of the
wealthy.

THEORY OF TRANSMISSION
GOALS OF
EDUCATION

La Salle insisted that the


Christian Brothers maintain
certain virtues. Among these
virtues were community, faith,
zeal, practicality and spirituality.
La Salle also introduced the
Simultaneous Method as a part
of his curriculum.

THEORY OF SOCIETY
GOALS OF
EDUCATION

La Salles views of society in that


society must have a religious
component in order to be a highly
functioning society.
De La Salle insists that parents
and teachers must teach the
many details of politeness in a
manner that will motivate children
to be courteous and civil

THEORY OF OPPORTUNITY
GOALS OF
EDUCATION

La Salle firmly believed in


providing both schooling and
education by incorporating
manners, civility, and most
importantly, religion into the
curriculum.
According to La Salle all of society
should have the opportunity to be
both educated and schooled& -even the lowest members.

THEORY OF CONSENSUS
GOALS OF
EDUCATION

For La Salle consensus is the


submission to Gods will.
According to La Salle, and as we
have mentioned throughout this
paper, there are only two duties
of a Christian -- to know God and
to love God.

THE POOR

CHILDREN

GOD

LASALLIAN 5 CORE
PRINCIPLES