Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Inspiring Book for Educators : Brother Michael Jacques -The Man From Borneo

I've just purchased a book on an outstanding educator and educationist. An exceptional 390 page autobiography about an imminent teacher, administrator, visionary who serve 48 of his best years in the field of education in Malaysia and beyond.


He is a proud Sarawakian of mixed parentage (English French Hakka) and is now 94 years old. His influence is felt in the Lasallian schools which had been established throughout the region of South and Southeast Asia. He has travelled far & wide in the course of his work & mission.


In Malacca, he was one of St. Francis Institution's administrator and he helped set up a number of similar schools throughout the region.


As a biography of his life and his contributions to education and Roman Catholicism, there's much history written about our nation and its education system especially those which relates to the excellent education that is received by those who have gone through such schooling.

As a fellow educator, I would like to learn from this passionate fellow educator.

For an inspiring review of the man & his book, please go to: http://www.sun2surf.com/articlePrint.cfm?id=54851


Looking forward to a good, informative read.


Rodney Tan


P.S. You can get a 20% discount if you are a Popular Bookstore card member.
The video of the book launch is courtesy of the STAR online.
Bro. Michael suffered from a stroke in March of 2010 &
is hospitalized at the Assunta Hospital, PJ. (Picture fom The STAR)
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Brother Michael Jacques:
"Someone for All";
"The Educator’s Educator";
"We should never despair while we still have life.
I shall have to make the best of it.
My watchword is to live as authentic a life as possible,
for the relatively short time remaining to me."


video




5 comments:

  1. RIP Bro Michael 31.3.2011

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  2. Seminar on New Lasallian Educational
    Initiatives in Malaysia
    16th July 2011 – 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
    La Salle Hall 5/15B, off Jalan Chantek, Petaling Jaya

    Introduction

    The Lasallian Family in Malaysia has in the past four years attempted through its Strategic Plans as articulated in Being Lasallians in Malaysia seen the need for a renewed commitment to “Association for a Transformative Education in Malaysia”. We have become more fully aware of promoting our Vision of Holistic and Integral Education to meet the changing realities of children and youth, especially those most in need and also to meet the human resource demands of our Nation. Our focus is on the human and spiritual formation of all Lasallians in Malaysia.

    We have thus seen as our priorities the following:

    1. The Transformation of all our existing Lasallian Schools and Projects
    2. The setting up of New Educational Initiatives in the context of Malaysia


    The Malaysian Federation of Lasallian Alumni Associations has thus planned for this Seminar to continue our commitment to our Vision and Mission as Lasallians in Malaysia.

    1. Aims of Seminar on New Lasallian Educational Initiatives in Malaysia


    1. To examine the various aspects of the need and urgency of new Lasallian Educational Initiatives in the context of Malaysia;

    2. To identify some of these possible initiatives and their viability and mechanisms for implementation.

    3. To explore opportunities for collaboration with Lasallian and other partners towards implementing new Lasallian Educational Initiatives in Malaysia;

    4. To make concrete proposals for the administrative and financial aspects of the projects.


    2. Content and Process of Seminar

    The Malaysian Federation of Lasallian Alumni Association has thus identified the following topics and speakers for this Seminar.

    1. The Trust School Model : Exploring Possibilities for Lasallian Schools – Dr. Ganakumaran Subramaniam (St. Paul’s Institution, Seremban)
    2. Private and Independent Schools: Our Challenges for the Future - Datuk Nelson K. (Regent International School, Klang)
    3. Lasallian Centres for Sixth Form Education – Mr. Chan Kok Keong (Chairman, Perak Lasallian Education Council)
    4. La Salle Learning Centres : Community – Based and School - Based - Mr. Christopher Lee (Co-ordinator, La Salle Learning Centre, Penang)

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  3. Seminar on New Lasallian Educational Initiatives in Malaysia
    16th July 2011 – 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
    La Salle Hall 5/15B, off Jalan Chantek, Petaling Jaya

    PROGRAMME

    ( Moderator : Dr Tarcisius Chin )

    9.00 am Registration/Coffee

    9.30 – 9.10 Welcome Speech by President, MFOLSA

    9.10 – 9.30 Address by Rev Bro Anthony Rogers, LEAD Sector Leader for Malaysia

    9.30 – 10.00 Talk 1 :The Trust School Model : Exploring Possibilities for Lasallian Schools
    Presenter : Dr. Ganakumaran Subramaniam
    (St. Paul’s Institution, Seremban)


    10.15 – 10.45 Talk 2 : Private and Independent Schools: Our Challenges for the Future
    Presenter : Datuk Nelson K.
    (Regent International School, Klang)


    11.00 – 11.30 Talk 3 : Lasallian Centres for Sixth Form Education
    Presenter : Mr. Chan Kok Keong (
    Chairman, Perak Lasallian Education Council)


    11.45 – 12.15 pm Talk 4 : La Salle Learning Centres : Community – Based and School - Based
    Presenter : Mr. Christopher Lee
    (Co-ordinator, La Salle Learning Centre, Penang)

    12.15 – 1.00 Q & A

    1.00 – 2.00 pm Lunch

    2.00 – 4.00 Discussion and formation of action groups for Topics 1 – 4

    4.00 – 4.30 Coffee Break

    4.30 – 5.30 MFOLSA AGM

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  4. MALAYSIAN FEDERATION OF LASALLIAN ASSOCIATIONS
    (MFOLSA)

    NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS, ASSOCIATES & FRIENDS

    In conjunction of the visit of the Rev. Edmundo Fernandez, FSC Visitor of the La Sallian East Asia District to Malaysia, the MFOLSA would be holding a special 1 day seminar on 16th July 2011 entitled “New Lasallian Educational Initiatives in Malaysia”.

    Details of the Seminar are posted above.

    Members of all MFOLSA member associations, La Sallian associates and friends are cordially invited to attend and participate actively in this Seminar with your presence and contibution with views and ideas.

    A fee of RM 30.00 per seminar participant will be collected at the venue during registration for the Seminar. The registration fee covers cost of printing of seminar material, lunch , refreshments and small tokens of appreciation for the seminar speakers.

    The MFOLSA Annual General Meeting for 2011 will be held immediately after the close of the Seminar.

    This Seminar is open to ALL who are concerned over the future of education in Malaysia in general and in particular over how the La Sallian family could contribute towards enrichment of the education network in Malaysia.

    For further details and enquiries kindly do not hesitate to contact the Hon. Secretary.

    G Nanda Goban
    Hon. Secretary
    MFOLSA
    mfolsas@gmail.com
    012-2343297

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