The Original Homeschooling Series -(in 6 volumes)
by Charlotte Mason
Publication is retired. Kept in print (1989–2014)
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Introduction by Dean Andreola
This is the complete unabridged and authorized edition of the works of turn-of-the-century British educator Charlotte Mason, with a forward by Dr. John Thorley of The Charlotte Mason College. This six-volume set includes over 2400 pages on education, child training and parenting. Recognized as a pioneer in home education and major school reform, Charlotte Mason’s practical methods are as revolutionary today as when they were first written. These books were out of print for over 80 years until Dean & Karen Andreola brought them to America when returning from a mission’s trip in the spring of 1987. A Charlotte Mason educational revival soon followed. Charlotte Mason’s writings reflect a lifetime of experience teaching children and training teachers. Her topics are meaty. Her ideas radiate brilliantly in the thoughts of those who take the time to ponder them. With each idea comes a practical how-to “for bringing up children within the educational life.” The power of attention, moral character, the discipline of habit, safeguarding a child’s curiosity, is a tiny peek at the topics presented. Although Miss Mason began writing in the 1880s, her principles still apply. Today’s homeschool parents are seeing first-hand how wonderfully they work. After ten years of intense study and application of Miss Mason’s principles with her own children, Karen Andreola wrote A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning. Now today’s parents can see what a Charlotte Mason education looks like in a contemporary setting while gleaning from its many benefits.