A Brief Sketch of Charlotte Mason
Charlotte Mason (1842-1923) was a British educator whose ideas and methods focused on living ideas, the science of relations, habit training and so much more than can be shared in a brief sketch.
She became a teacher and then later established the House of Education, a training school for governesses. While teaching, she realized that the parents of children being educated would benefit from access to basic knowledge about children and education. The Parents' Educational Union or PEU was formed and later a periodical review was created to aid in this effort. In 1892, the word National was added to PEU and became PNEU, or Parents' National Educational Union.
She wrote a series of geography books and then later a six volume set of books setting forth her teaching ideas and methods of education.
Some of the terms and words which are most familiar to us in connection with Charlotte Mason include narration, living books, habit training, focused lessons, copywork, prepared dictation, nature study, handcrafts and artist and composer studies.
Charlotte Mason's Home Education Series
Volume One Archive
Volume Two Google
Volume Three Archive
Volumes 4-6 will need to be purchased separately.
Volume Five Archive-to be borrowed only
Volumes 1-6 Consider purchasing this beautiful set!
Parents' Review Articles, Letters, etc.
Home Education Series by Charlotte Mason 6 volumes
Consider This by Karen Glass
Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
The Living Page by Laurie Bestvater
Be sure to read the many blog articles at this site [see tab "Blog" in the menu bar above]. You will find many articles about this curriculum's philosophy and methods as well as articles about Charlotte Mason's philosophy and methods.