More Charlotte Mason Education: A Home Schooling How-To Manual

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Thousands of home educators benefited from the practical ideas contained in Catherine Levison's primer, A Charlotte Mason Education. Now Catherine takes an in-depth journey offering even more ideas for implementing the popular methods of Charlotte Mason into home schooling. In this concise and practical guide, Levison presents the key points of Charlotte Mason's methods as contained in her six-volume series. A perfect companion to her first book, More Charlotte Mason Education will continue to guide your family ...

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Overview

Thousands of home educators benefited from the practical ideas contained in Catherine Levison's primer, A Charlotte Mason Education. Now Catherine takes an in-depth journey offering even more ideas for implementing the popular methods of Charlotte Mason into home schooling. In this concise and practical guide, Levison presents the key points of Charlotte Mason's methods as contained in her six-volume series. A perfect companion to her first book, More Charlotte Mason Education will continue to guide your family down an enjoyable and successful path of home schooling.

"Catherine [did] and excellent job of conveying Charlotte Mason's ideas in a user friendly format. Quoting frequently from Mason's work, Levison explains and clarifies Mason's ideas while also adding her own ideas resulting from her years of experience teaching this way in a home schooling setting. I found these books extremely practical and thoughtful."
—Cathy Duffy, author of the Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manuals

"After providing an excellent "how-to manual" for the different school subjects in her first book, A Charlotte Mason Education, Catherine Levison has expanded on it in her new book, More Charlotte Mason Education. In this book Levison tackles some important issues that Charlotte Mason users encounter. My favorites include: What are the Liberal Arts? How Short Lessons are Applied and High School. She closes the book with helpful guidelines for further study."
—Maggie Dail, MA, Master Teacher of a Charlotte Mason School, Education Consultant of Master Enterprises Learning Center

"In More Charlotte Mason Education, Catherine shares at a deeper level...hints, practical how-to's, inspiring quotations, and the rich and uplifting philosophy for which this approach to education has become well known. She shares with us the depth of her understanding on the many aspects of education she has experienced. The section on coping strategies for crises shows me that she is speaking from what she has learned from the lessons of life. Not only does she empathize, but she makes me feel comfortable with doing what needs to be done just to live, while still nurturing my children."
—Tina Farewell, Lifetime Books & Gifts

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Sharon Flesher
The growth in popularity of home schooling in recent decades has produced an explosion in the quantity and variety of curriculum options available to home educators, leaving many parents to wonder if the hardest decision is not whether to home school, but how. Levison, however, assures parents that they need not spend hundreds of dollars each year on pre-packaged curricula, they can provide a complete and challenging education for their children using the resources of public libraries and the century-old methods of a British school marm.
Parents, particularly those of an intellectual bent, will find much to like in the philosophy of Charlotte Mason, who began her work as a teacher in England in 1860 at the age of eighteen and wrote prolifically during the course of her career as an educator, which ended with her death in 1923. Mason encouraged children to read high-quality literature in its unabridged form, study classical music and art and record in a journal their first-hand observations of the natural world. Mason eschewed textbooks written for children and instead recommended "living books" such as biographies and travelogues. Mason used a six-day a week school schedule, confining the school day to three to four hours of short lessons (twenty to fifty minutes each depending upon the age of thechild) in the mornings. In A Charlotte Mason Education, published in 1999, Levison gave an overview of Mason's philosophy and methods, providing a major service for parents curious about Mason but hesitant to track down and read Mason's six volumes. In this follow-up, Levison shares her experiences using Mason techniques in home schooling her five children for more than a decade. This volume is full of the practical advice that home schooling parents crave: recommendations on books, sample schedules, toll-free phone numbers for ordering supplies and what to do with preschoolers during an older child's lesson time.
Levison also updates Mason's reading list with her own finds, including some books that were actually written in this century. Levison infuses her writing with her own conservative Christian ideology, which may put off readers who are not of the same theological persuasion. Levison, however, encourages adapting Mason's techniques to each individual family situation-which she also has done-and does not insist on methodological purity. The result is a very helpful and practical advice book for those already hooked on Charlotte Mason or simply wanting to know more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781891400179
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,227,292
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Chapter 1:Charlotte Mason the Person Chapter 2:An Overview of the Charlotte Mason Method Chapter 3:What are the Liberal Arts?
Chapter 4:How Short Lessons are Applied Chapter 5:Segment Planning Chapter 6:Keeping a Century Book Chapter 7:A Sample Term Chapter 8:Curriculum Choosing Chapter 9:High School Chapter 10:Coping Strategies Chapter 11:Book Selection Chapter 12:Charlotte Mason Method in the Classroom Chapter 13:Questions and Answers
-Learning Styles
-Transitioning
-Frugal Home Schooling
-Avoiding Twaddle
-Drilling
-Math
-Poetry
-Charlotte Mason Support Groups Chapter 14:For Further Study Appendix
-Sample Schedules
-Book and Supply List
-Recommended Books and Resources
-Charlotte Mason Parents' Resources Bibliography

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2003

    Great Book!

    This is a great tool for someone just starting out homeschooling. Helped me allot!

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