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Charlotte Mason

An Essay towards a Philosophy of Education

An Essay towards a Philosophy of Education

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Discover the time-honored approach to education that inspired a generation of tutors and governesses, teachers, schoolmasters, and parents, with effects that still echo today.

An Essay Towards a Philosophy of Education by Charlotte M. Mason is a classic work that presents a comprehensive overview of her educational philosophy. Mason’s priority of a broad curriculum—intended to be filled with opportunities for children through nature walks, art study, and “living books” rather than dry textbooks—shows how she envisioned learning to be a delight throughout life, rather than mere rote memory.

Available in print and ebook, this volume is accessible to a new generation of families and educators who are seeking an approach to learning that is focused on the whole child. With acknowledgments to the Charlotte Mason Institute for the use of what we have added as Appendix A, "Some Impressions of the Ambleside Method," and to Charlotte Mason Poetry and their transcription team for their assistance with the text of the "Two Educational Ideals" chapter. In addition, we have licensed two images from The Armitt Museum and Library in Ambleside, England.

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A Special Centenary Edition

I first encountered Charlotte Mason's writings in her Home Education volume one via a serviceable (yet clumsy) online reprint. Tiny type, no spaces between paragraphs, typos galore. That experience made me all the more pleased to find THIS beautiful edition of her final volume, An Essay towards a Philosophy of Education. This volume's slick design, quality hardcover, and lovely jacket are a suitable match for Mason's carefully expressed ideas. The extra material in the book makes it all the more special. I look forward to owning it and sharing it for years to come.
As stated here, it does take some time to ship from the UK, so be patient. Jodi was so helpful in getting this book to me and answered every question with care. Well worth the wait!

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