“WE OWE IT TO EVERY CHILD TO PUT HIM IN COMMUNICATION WITH GREAT MINDS THAT HE MAY GET AT GREAT THOUGHTS.”

–Charlotte Mason

A CHARLOTTE MASON EDUCATION

“Charlotte Mason was a British educator who believed that education was about more than training for a job, passing an exam, or getting into the right college. She said education was an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life; it was about finding out who we were and how we fit into the world of human beings and into the universe God created. But this kind of thinking was pretty much eclipsed during the 20th century by demands for more exams and more workers. In 1987, Susan Schaeffer Macaulay wrote a book called For the Children’s Sake, which reintroduced parents to Charlotte Mason’s methods and philosophy, and it started to gain a foothold with a new generation of homeschoolers.

“Charlotte Mason believed that children are able to deal with ideas and knowledge, that they are not blank slates or empty sacks to be filled with information. She thought children should do the work of dealing with ideas and knowledge, rather than the teacher acting as a middle man, dispensing filtered knowledge. A Charlotte Mason education includes first-hand exposure to great and noble ideas through books in each school subject, and through art, music and poetry.”

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Excerpt from “Who Was Charlotte Mason?” by Anne White.

BOOKS WE LOVE

Poetic Knowledge: The Recovery of Education - James S. Taylor
Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition - Karen Glass
Educating the WholeHearted Child -- Third Edition - Clay Clarkson with Sally Clarkson
Living Memory -
The Living Page: Keeping Notebooks with Charlotte Mason - Laurie Bestvater
For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School - Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder - Richard Louv
Home Education (Charlotte Mason's Homeschooling Series) - Charlotte Mason
Norms and Nobility: A Treatise on Education - David V. Hicks
When Children Love to Learn: A Practical Application of Charlotte Mason's Philosophy for Today - Elaine Cooper