CONCEPTWhat is accomplished in the area of children andyouth under the name of Spiritist Education is thedissemination of the Spiritist knowledge and themoral teachings given by Jesus, who was appointed bythe Superiors Spirits that worked on the codification,as a model of perfection for the whole Humanity.(Kardec, Allan. The Spirits Book. Q. 625).
A teaching program containing evangelic moral isthe key element utilized in the preparation of ourclasses. This knowledge is brought to the studentsthrough practical situations of life.The methodology employed has as aim to inspirethe students to reflect by themselves and to reachtheir own conclusions regarding the subjects studied,because this is the only effective way to promote reallearning.
Objectives – Spiritist Education Promoting the integration of the student: with oneself,with God and with others; Providing to the student the study of: the natural lawthat governs the universe; the nature, origin anddestination of the spirits, as well as its relationship with thecorporeal world. Offer to the students the opportunity to understandthemselves as: an integral being, critical, participative, heirof oneself, citizen of the universe, agent of thetransformation of one’s environment, towards the wholeperfection one can achieve”. (Curriculum for Spiritist Education for Children and Youth)
Importance of Spiritist Education for Children and Youth What is the importance of Spiritist Education for the 3rd Millenium society?
The Spiritist Education for Children and Youth is thebest way for the Spiritist Center to accomplish one ofSpiritism’s main purposes: to transform everyone intogood human beings. Today’s children and youth will betomorrow’s adults. We can’t deny them education onthe light of Jesus’ Gospel.
How do the spirits perceive Spiritist Educationactivities at the spiritist centres?Spiritism without moral improvement, without moraleducation, is just like a temple without a light.
The Spiritist Center aware of its mission should make every effort not only to the creation of the Spiritist Education for Children and Youth, but also for its fulloperation, considering its importance regarding the moralpreparation of the new generations and the preparation offuture practitioners of the Spiritist Center and the Spiritist Movement.
Spiritist Education for Children and Youth: What to do? A Spiritist Education for Children and Youth Campaign. Promote the Dissemination of the Task.
Spiritist Education for Children and Youth: What to do? Organize a Teaching Program. Plan the Organisation and Operation of Spiritist Education for Children and Youth Classes.
Promote the Dissemination of the Task Distribute at the centres messages highlighting the importnace of Spiritist Education for Children and Youth, as well as the practice of the study of the Gospel. Publish the activities produced by the children and youth as well as news about Spiritist Education. Use magazines and newspapers to highlight the significance of the task
Plan the Organisation and Operation of Spiritist Education for Children and Youth Classes.•Split the children and youth by age group in order towork with their specific needs and encourage themgetting close to one another.
Pedagogical structure for Spiritist Education Classes: Cycle Age Group Youth – 3rd cycle 18 to 21 years old Youth – 2rd cycle 15 to 17 years old Youth – 1st cycle 13 to 14 years old Children – 3rd cycle 11 to 12 years old Children – 2nd cycle 09 to 10 years old Children – 1st cycle 07 to 08 years old Children – Kindergarten 05 to 06 years old Children – Nursery 03 to 04 years old(Curriculum for Spiritist Education for Children and Youth- DIJ/FEB-1987).
Spiritist Education for Children and YouthHence, we need to educate withresponsability, respect to life, faith in God, careand love to one another, appreciating theopportunities we have received, workingconstructively, integrating with oneself, othersand with God.(What is Spiritist Education? Fundamental for Spiritist Education forChildren and Youth, FEB, 1987).