Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition
The educators of ancient Greece and Rome gave the world a vision of what education should be. The medieval and Renaissance teachers valued their insights and lofty goals. Christian educators such as Augustine, Erasmus, Milton, and Comenius drew from the teaching of Plato, Aristotle, and Quintilian those truths which they found universal and potent. Charlotte Mason developed her own philosophy of education from the riches of the past, not accidentally but purposefully. She and the other founding members of the Parents’ National Educational Union in England were inspired by the classical educators of history and set out to achieve their vision in modern education. They succeeded—and thanks to Charlotte Mason’s clear development of methods to realize the classical ideals, we can partake of the classical tradition as well.
As mentioned in:
- Episode #10 – Which Comes First? The Principles or the Practical?
- Episode #11 – Will the REAL Multum Non Multa Please Stand Up?
- Episode 23 – The Nitty-Gritty Guide to Homeschooling High School Boys (with Cindy Rollins) by Mystie Winckler during the Scholé Everyday segment
- Episode #27 – Education is a Discipline
- Episode #61 – Have Your Humble Pie … And Eat It, Too!
- Episode #63 – Who’s Your Daddy?