Formation of Character Author:Charlotte M. Mason Society often leaves us disappointed with its tangled, worn-out, and narrow practices in education. We chart a "falling capital" in the product that matters most: the life education and character of our children. Is it not the moment to look at some of the roots? At last Charlotte Mason's seminal books are back in print. These writings will give... more » important priorities and guidelines to parents, teachers, and schools. Welcome back, my dear, valued mentor! susan Schaeffer Macaulay, director of L'Abri Fellowship, Switzerland, and author of For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School (Crossway Books)
Teachers owe much to Charlotte Mason's deep insight into child psychology and to the new principles in character building and mind training which she advocated. The gratitude of (those) who have profited by her counsel will be her endurin memorial. Elizabeth R., Her Majesty the Queen Mother of England
Charlotte Mason on shaping the child's personality: Education in morals the young people must get at home, or not at all. The chief of their duties is the duty they owe to their parents: from this stem, all other duties, to kindred, commonwealth, and neighbours, branch out.
Charlotte Mason (1842-1923), founder of the Charlotte Mason College of Education in England, was 100 years ahead of her time in developing an educational philosophy that stressed bringing broad and stimulating education to a child in a noncompetitive, biblically based way.
Mason's timeless, practical insights and her stress on the responsibility of the home have made her a founding influence in the home schooling movement.« less