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The Patron Saint of Teachers. A City Saint.
He pioneered education for ordinary people
He developed the idea of teaching children in classes rather than individually.
He wrote some of the earliest, practical, instruction manuals for teachers and school administrators.
He introduced modern languages, arts, science and technology into the traditional curriculum dominated by reading and writing.
He insisted that secular studies were integrally related to religious development.
He founded schools as Christian communities based on communities of Brothers.
He developed teacher-training centres to promote his new methods.