Charlotte Mason (1842-1923) was was a British educator who dedicated her life to improving education. She believed in a “liberal education for all” regardless of social standing or class. She developed her philosophy of education through years of teaching children, lecturing on education, training teachers, and writing. Much of her writing has been compiled in her six Volume set.
“What is education after all? An answer lies in the phrase––Education is the Science of Relations. … What we are concerned with is the fact that we personally have relations with all that there is in the present, all that there has been in the past, and all that there will be in the future––with all above us and all about us…”Charlotte Mason (Volume 3, pg. 186-187)
“The question is not, – how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education – but how much does he care? and about how many orders of things does he care? In fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? and, therefore, how full is the life he has before him?”Charlotte Mason (Vol. 3 School Education, Chapter 16, pg. 170)