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Overview The immensely popular ideas of Charlotte Mason have inspired educators for many decades. Her unique methodology as written about in her six-volume series established the necessary protocols for an education above and beyond that which can be found in traditional classroom settings. In A Charlotte Mason Education, Catherine Levison has collected the key points of Charlotte Mason's methods and presents them in a simple, straightforward way that will allow families to quickly maximize the opportunities of home schooling. With weekly schedules, a challenging and diverse curriculum will be inspire and educate your child. A Charlotte Mason Education is the latest tool for parents seeking the best education for their children.
Publishers Description The immensely popular ideas of Charlotte Mason have inspired educators for many decades. Her unique methodology as written about in her six-volume series established the necessary protocols for an education above and beyond that which can be found in traditional classroom settings. In A Charlotte Mason Education, Catherine Levison has collected the key points of Charlotte Mason's methods and presents them in a simple, straightforward way that will allow families to quickly maximize the opportunities of home schooling. With weekly schedules, a challenging and diverse curriculum will be inspire and educate your child. A Charlotte Mason Education is the latest tool for parents seeking the best education for their children. "I found these books extremely practical and thoughtful." --Cathy Duffy, author of the Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manuals "When I became interested in this way of learning and wanted to know how to begin, this was the only book that accomplished my goal. Highly recommended." --Lorrie Flem, editor of Teach Magazine "Surely, you will, as I did, find something to enhance the education of your children immediately. Catherine makes it so simple for us " --Bob and Tina Farewell, Lifetime Books & Gifts "As a teacher of twenty years, I have greatly appreciated Catherine's guidance in introducing the Charlotte Mason method in my teaching." --Maggie Dail, MA, of Master Enterprises Learning Center "Catherine Levison has written the perfect introduction to the Charlotte Mason method. A must." --Penny Gardner, author of Charlotte Mason Study Guide Catherine Levison has over a decade of home schooling experience. The mother of five, and a grandmother, Catherine is a popular teacher and lecturer.
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Studio: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2000
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN 1891400169 ISBN13 9781891400162
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More About Catherine Levison
Catherine Levison has over a decade of home schooling experience. The mother of five, and a grandmother, Catherine is a popular teacher and lecturer.
Catherine Levison currently resides in Seattle, in the state of Washington.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Charlotte Mason Education?
Brief Overview of the method Jul 21, 2008
This is a VERY brief overview of the Charlotte Mason method. It gives a very bare-boned outline of the important aspects, but does not go into enough detail for most people who are new to the method. I would recommend searching out information on the internet, rather than spending money on this book.
New to Charlotte Mason Jul 14, 2008
I was somewhat familiar with CM's method, but had never read about it in depth so I purchased this book to get a quick overview of Charlotte Mason's teaching philosophy. I have been homeschooling for over 5 years and wanted to know a bit more about her method, but I didn't want to waste my time or money on the original series only to find out that this is not the method that would be appropriate for me or my children.
The book has proved to do exactly what I had hoped. If your situation is similar to mine then you will know beyond a doubt whether the CM method is for you, or not, after reading this book. Catherine Levison does a wonderful job of condensing Charlotte's method and philosophy into a satisfying, affordable and quick-read guide. The author adequately conveys CM's method in way that is VERY easy to understand- making it an excellent starter book.
I also purchased Karen Andreola's book, "Charlotte Mason Companion", and have only just started to read it, but so far it seems to be just as lovely, certainly much more in depth, but not as easy of a read I must say. Since Catherine's book, "A Charlotte Mason Education" has convinced me to use the CM method, I will also be purchasing "More Charlotte Mason Education" as well as the original CM 6 volume set. This book provided me with enough to get started and to zealously "stir up the gift" inside my children AND me! I didn't want to put this one down- so I didn't. I read it in a night! Well worth the time. ;o)
great book May 18, 2008
Just finished this book and its a wonderful springboard for any homeschooling family or family that wants to support their child with a great way to learn. The chapters are arranged in an easy read format and I will be saving this for our family library.
Short summaries make for limited offerings Mar 22, 2008
This short book contains a brief overview of the Charlotte Mason method.
While useful if you for some reason want a quick idea about the method, reading Charlotte Mason's original works as well as Susan Schaeffer Macaulay's "For the Children's Sake" provide a much more complete look at Mason's educational philosophy and how to implement it.
One thing that unsettled me is that Catherine Levison recommended a book (the "American Boy's Handy Book") which she says she has "heard" is a good book but has never seen herself. I think when you write a book with educational suggestions, you should at least glance over the book you're recommending. She also discusses how she used to not allow Charles Dickens in her house at all because of his "ghost stories" (I presume this refers to "A Christmas Carol") but then found out later that she should have had her children read things like "Oliver Twist."
There are several references to and suggestions of ripping out pages of "objectionable" material from books, and many Christian references, which may be differently interpreted than how some Christians observe and behave. I mention this because not everyone shares her approach.
Also, the book is focussed almost exclusively on young children, and (except for a chart in the back of how older children spent their time in Charlotte Mason's day) really doesn't discuss much on high school education, just things like learning how to read and early literature exposure.
I was quite shocked when this book arrived to see how slim it is, and that it is mostly 1 or 2 page long summaries of various topics that Mason wrote about. Unless you are truly in need of a 1 page summary of Mason's approach to reading, math, and history, and the like, Susan Schaeffer Macaulay's book is much more useful and thought-provoking as a discussion on Mason's methods.
An ok intro but you'll definitely need more. Mar 14, 2008
The nice thing about this book is that it's short and a very quick read. But I found many of the chapters lacking details and leaving me wanting more information. (Some of the chapters were 2 or 3 pages long!) She does do a good job recommending other authors and books, so finding that information was certainly easy. I also could have done without all the Christian references in this book.