Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition by Karen Glass

By Karen Glass

The educators of old Greece and Rome gave the realm a imaginative and prescient of what schooling can be. The medieval and Renaissance academics valued their insights and lofty objectives. Christian educators resembling Augustine, Erasmus, Milton, and Comenius drew from the educating of Plato, Aristotle, and Quintilian these truths which they discovered common and powerful. Charlotte Mason constructed her personal philosophy of schooling from the riches of the prior, no longer by chance yet purposefully. She and the opposite founding contributors of the fogeys’ nationwide academic Union in England have been encouraged by means of the classical educators of historical past and got down to in attaining their imaginative and prescient in smooth schooling. They succeeded—and due to Charlotte Mason’s transparent improvement of the way to notice the classical beliefs, we will be able to partake of the classical culture as well.

The classical culture because it informs instructing is sweet no longer since it is previous or “classical,” yet since it works; and what works, no matter if previous or new, is better. That’s the Mason message admirably conveyed through [Karen] Glass.
—David V. Hicks

Classical schooling is an schooling of the guts and sense of right and wrong up to it truly is an schooling of the brain. This publication explores the classical emphasis on formation of personality and hyperlinks Charlotte Masons principles to the thinkers of the prior. this isn't a “how to” ebook approximately schooling, yet a “why to” booklet that might deliver readability to some of the rules you realize approximately instructing and learning.

“I idea that my fireplace for center schooling couldn't be extra stoked; i used to be incorrect. Karen Glass has the following laid out the exciting pleasure of schooling, for either the trainer and the taught.”
—Michelle Miller, writer of the TruthQuest heritage series

“From the very starting i could not positioned it down! What a gem!”
—Sonya Shafer of easily Charlotte Mason

“Karen says every thing i'd have enjoyed to claim approximately schooling in a transparent, comprehensible, and simple to learn variety. it's the lacking hyperlink among what we name Classical schooling and the Charlotte Mason approach.”
—Cindy Rollins, contributor on the CiRCE Institute

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