William John Dickson – Prevention or repression. The reception of Don Bosco’s educational approach in british salesian schools

The question that this paper seeks to explore is to what extent Don Bosco’s educational approach was received and accepted in England and to what extent it was itself modified in the process of meeting a new and alien culture. Part of the debate involves the English perception that some aspects of Don Bosco’s Preventive System to the eyes of some foreign Salesians the existence of corporal punishment in Salesian schools was a direct contradiction of Don Bosco’s approach to education. In order to understand this cultural incomprehension, this essay looks at the nature of the English educational context in Victorian England. It will highlight one particular issue where the Salesian approach to education was significantly modified by its experience in England i.e. how corporal punishment came to be incorporated into the practice in the English Salesian schools.

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Joseph Di Mauro – School Leadership Formation in the Salesian Tradition

The goal of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales is expressed in the first paragraph of the Constitutions which reads: “Their wholehearted endeavor will be to sanctify themselves, in order to aid more efficaciously the sanctification of their neighbor, through the different functions of the sacred ministry, the Christian education of youth, and missions in foreign lands” (Dufour, 1933/1994, p. 53). Continue reading “Joseph Di Mauro – School Leadership Formation in the Salesian Tradition”

Pascual Chavez Villanueva – “Avec le courage de Don Bosco sur les nouvelles frontières de la communication sociale”

Sommaire:

  • Introduction.
  • Approche historique.
    • Engagement de fidélité.
    • Valorisation de notre mémoire historique.
    • Une nouvelle mentalité, Une conversion culturelle.
    • Urgence de la formation des salésiens.
    • Réponse au niveau de l’organisation et de l’institution.
    • Impulsions ultérieures pour notre rouie.
  • Défis provenant de la communication sociale.
    • Développement technologique.
    • Nouveautés médiatiques au niveau technique et structurel, Caractéristiques de la nouvelle culture numérique.
    • Quelques défis dans la perspective de l’éducation.
    • Quelques défis dans la perspective de l’institution.
  • Orientations pour l’action.
    • Changement de stratégie.
    • Instruments de travail.
      • Lettre du Père Vecchi sur la communication sociale.
      • Système Salésien de Communication Sociale.
      • Orieniations pour la formation des Salésiens en communication sociaie. 
  • Conclusion.

Reference time period: 2005

P. Chavez Villanueva, “Avec le courage de Don Bosco sur les nouvelles frontières de la communication sociale”, in «Actes du Conseil Supérieur» 86 (2005) 390, 3-51.

Reference institution:
Direzione Generale SDB
Direzione Generale SDB

Juan Edmundo Vecchi – «Pour vous j’étudie» (Const. 14) La préparatlon adéquate des confrères et la qualité de notre travall éducatif

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Juan Edmundo Vecchi – “Io per voi studio…” (C 14) La preparazione adeguata dei confratelli e la qualità del nostro lavoro educativo

Indice:

  • Un tema che ritorna.
  • “lo per voi studio”: un elemento indispensabile alla missione giovanile.
  • Perché una nuova insistenza oggi. Una vita consacrata inculturata e profetica; La nuova evangelizzazione; La significatività della missione educativa; Il ruolo dei salesiani nelle comunità educative e pastorali; L’espansione della domanda di personale qualificato.
  • Priorità alla qualificazione dei confratelli.

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Juan Edmundo Vecchi – “Yo por vosotros estudio…”(C.14). La preparaciòn adecuada de los hermanos y la calidad de nuestro trabajo educativo

Índice:

Juan Edmundo Vecchi – “For you I study…” (C 14). Satisfactory preparation of the confreres and the quality of our educative work

Contents:

  • 1. A theme which crops up repeatedly
  • 2. “For you I study”: an indispensable element of the mission to the young
  • 3. Why a new insistence at the present day

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