Classical Education versus Charlotte Mason

In searching for what will be our personal home schooling model, philosophy, principles, and ultimate path for the girls, I have gravitated between Charlotte Mason and Classic Education as presented mainly by Susan Wise Bauer in the Well Trained Mind.

Both approaches or compendiums of thoughts and principles, and their practical lay out in curriculum suggestions and overviews have many points of overlap but when you scrap them to the bone, they differ and you have to decide. (Decision, such a crucial part of our live, as Charlotte Mason clearly pointed. Others can’t decide for us).

From Susan Wise Bauer’s philosophy, I agree with the goal of ‘conversing’ with authors of all times, and the emphasis on time lines, systematic learning, and the study of Latin.

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