by Deborah Taylor-Hough
Charlotte Mason was a big thinker who had a very high view of children. So let me start out by saying that I don’t believe anyone could ever fit Charlotte Mason’s ideas, methods and philosophies into an actual nutshell (I just thought it made a good title for this article).
Miss Mason’s ideas were so broad and far reaching, it took six large volumes to contain her writings on just the topic of education. With that said, here’s a very brief overview of a handful of Charlotte Mason’s most familiar ideas. Continue reading
Just for fun, I’ve been re-reading Charlotte Mason’s book, Home Education, this weekend.
One of the things that’s really stood out to me this time through is how clear Charlotte Mason was about true education not being found in a method/system of education, or a particular curriculum, but that it was actually more of a collection of general educational principles to use in a child’s everyday life. Especially for younger children. Continue reading
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From Philosophy of Education, Volume 6 of the Home Education Series
1. Children are born persons.
2. They are not both either good or bad, but with possibilities for good and for evil.
3. The principles of authority on the one hand and of obedience on the other, are natural, necessary, and fundamental; but— Continue reading