Some of you may have arrived at this site with an unfamiliarity with Charlotte Mason. There are many sites that do a wonderful job of writing about Charlotte Mason and her educational philosophy and methods, and all of her books are available to read online for oneself. However, if I were to briefly answer the question, "Who is Charlotte Mason"?, this is my response:
Charlotte Mason was a British educator who lived around the turn of the 20th century. She developed a philosophy and method of education that was eventually published in six volumes over the span of almost forty years. She also wrote books on geography and poetry on the life of Christ. Mason held a unique view of children and advocated for a broad education for all children. She helped found an organization called the Parents' Educational Union, later to become known as The Parent's National Education Union, that served to provide resources and courses of study to parents educating their children at home. Eventually Mason started a training school to prepare governesses and others to work with young children and utilize her educational methods. Her ideas and methods spread and continue to inspire educators of children in homes and schools to this day---not only in England, but across the world.
See the Favorite CM Books and Things page to find out how to learn more about Charlotte Mason.
Photo of Charlotte Mason:
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