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Revista Lasallista de Investigación

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ZAPATA MURIEL, Fernando A.. Analysis of some lasallian school manuals. Rev. Lasallista Investig. [online]. 2018, vol.15, n.1, pp.29-45. ISSN 1794-4449.


The education imparted by the Lasallians in Colombia was aimed at forming men enlightened with a religious moral, responsible and civic conscience. Therefore, catechism, urbanity, courtesy, family unity and self-control are favored through Lasallian manuals produced in Colombia between 1943 and 1988 in pedagogy.


School textbooks are a written work intended for teaching-learning. In Contemporaneity, they are cardinal elements of school culture. The research deals with a series of manuals of pedagogy, history and catechisms, studied from a pedagogical approach.


To reveal the type of subject and the project of society to be favored through the Lasallian manuals produced in Colombia between 1943 and 1988 in pedagogy.

Materials and methods:

This is an investigation with a qualitative approach of documentary type. It was carried out by following the criteria of the hermeneutical method. The triangulation data (methods and theories) was used. Materials used: worksheets.


The Lasallian pedagogy applied in Colombia since 1905 forges honest men with a conservative Catholic moral and a solid moral tradition, but it suffers from a critical, liberating spirit advocating for social justice, necessary in times of great social inequalities.


The contribution of Lasallian pedagogy is important for the Colombian people, but its link with the conservative government system that prevented the formation of critical subjects, freethinkers and forgers of true autonomy is questionable.

Keywords : Lasallian pedagogy; Lasallian manuals; school manuals; hagiographies; critical spirit; Pedagogy; education; training.

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