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Marist Schools Network and Marist Publishing Network together seeking to add value to education

Historically, we Marists have been and continue to be linked to the world of publishing

When, in 1887, a group of Brothers from France arrived in Gerona and founded the first school in Spain, they began to feel the need for complementary school material. In 1924, in Barcelona, they created their first publishing house, which from 1932 onwards was called EDELVIVES, in honour of the Spanish humanist, Luis Vives.

Ten years later (1897), when the Brothers arrived in Brazil and felt the lack of teaching material, they began to launch their books and in 1902 they founded FTD, named after the Brother Superior General of the time, Frère Théophane Durand, in consideration of the support he gave them to carry out the initiative.

In 1921, the Brother Provincial of Argentina, Constancien, founded what is now GRAM Editora (Gráfica Marista), which was also called FTD.

Today, the publishing houses, with more than a century of life, are great references in the world of education, which are trying to respond to the challenges of a teaching-learning process in constant innovation.

Following the call of the Marist Institute to walk together as a global family, the publishing houses are part of the networks encouraged by the General Government.

The Network of Marist Publishers and the Global Network of Marist Schools, encouraged by the Institute’s Secretariat for Education and Evangelisation, have begun to establish synergies that will allow them to develop collaborations of mutual benefit.

A commission composed of: Juan Pedro Castellanos (Director of the Edelvives Foundation), Cintia Lapa (Assistant Director of Education FTD) and Javier Llamas (Executive Secretary of Champagnat Global) are working on the development of an action plan that includes concrete initiatives such as the creation of massive courses aimed at the international school community, taking advantage of content provided by the publishers.

The preparation and subsequent launch of two self-managed courses (knowledge pills) aimed at Marist teachers will begin soon.

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