Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition
In Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition, Karen Glass outlines what a classical education is, and shows how Charlotte Mason purposefully developed methods to achieve the classical ideal of educating heart and conscience, as well as the mind.
Miss Mason believed that every student —not just a few — deserved a “rich feast of all the best knowledge that the world has to offer.” Her methods work beautifully in today’s homeschools, and produce capable thinkers and learners who not only love learning, but are well equipped for whatever their future holds.
This important book will help you understand what education truly is, and how teaching and learning work. Chapters include:
- Holding Hands with the Past
- A Little Lower Than the Angels
- Actions Speak Louder
- Begins with a Single Step
- Finding the Forest amid the Trees
- Drawing the Circle Closed
- Then and Now
- Education Is . . .
- Choose You This Day
- Just a Sliver
- In Which Charlotte Shows Us How
- Rock Breaks Scissors
A thought-provoking foreword by David V. Hicks, author of Norms and Nobility: A Treatise on Education, a helpful bibliography, and other brief sections round out this excellent book. It is a book to be pondered, and would be a good selection for a book or schole´group.