Luke Salm, FSC, STD
The subject assigned to this presentation is: What Does a Lasallian Educator Do? The answer is obvious: The Lasallian educator educates. In an audience such as this, it might well be presumed that there is enough intelligence and expertise to know all that implies.
The theme of the workshop is broader: Sharing the Lasallian Vision. How this presentation relates to the theme may not be quite so obvious. There is that word “Lasallian” again. It now enjoys a vogue that it did not have even a few years ago. Only recently have we been able to agree on how to spell it. The word may now be in danger of becoming a buzz word or, perhaps, a fuzz word. The word becomes even fuzzier when we speak of a Lasallian vision. That foresees the visionary, the obscure, the ephemeral, the vision open to annual revision.
Lasallian pedagogy; Catholic education; De La Salle
About the Author
Luke Salm, FSC, S.T.D.
Brother Luke Salm (1921-2009) was a professor of religious studies at Manhattan College for more than half a century. He was the first religious Brother and non-cleric to earn a doctorate in theology (S.T.D.) at The Catholic University of America (1955). He was an elected delegate of the District of New York to the 39th, 40th, 41st, and 42nd General Chapters of the Brothers of the Christian Schools; and he was a noted historian of the life of Saint John Baptist de La Salle.