Philosophy of Religion of Saint John Baptist De La Salle and its Development
De La Salle's philosophy of courtesy applies to modern education and we can learn so many things from it. For example, stand up and bow before a class. It still works in present Japan. Some schools do casual sitting bow but still standing up and bowing is popular. When a class starts, students say "Onegai shimasu" in Japanese, it means ' Please give us good teaching.' And at the end of class, they say "Arigatou gozaimashita" in Japanese, it means 'Thank you very much". Students respect teachers and teachers love students. De La Salle strictly prohibited chatting during class so usually teachers spoke and students listened and took notes quietly. If they had any questions, they raised their hand and asked the teacher. Class unraveling is obviously lacking these two. Shiftless students do not take seats even when the bell has already sounded and they hang around corridors or stairs chatting. They do not draw a line between a class and a break; they sometimes eat sweets or foods and then left trash there. Even when they take seats, they never stop chatting despite the teacher warning them hundreds times. (fragment tekstu)
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