Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The Preventative Method of Education

Interesting blog post on the Salesians and on how the Order describes their adherence to St John Bosco’s "preventative method of education".

Among the characteristics the Salesians say they try to embody are "a welcoming attitude", "optimism and joy", "creativity and flexibility" and a "deep trust in God". They pride themselves on what is called the "preventive system" of education that was devised by Don Bosco and is based "entirely on reason, religion and loving kindness". It is "preventive" in that it "seeks to prevent the need for punishment by placing the child in an environment in which he/she is encouraged to be the best one can be".


Cindy said...

love it Leonie

I really appreciate how you bring reminders of St. John Bosco to us.

I will pass on to Stephen... who is about to do some research on his patron saint... :)

Leonie said...

Yes, I remembered your Stephen's choice - way to go!