Charlotte Mason vs Christian Classical approach

This blog is in danger of becoming merely a groupie for the Charlotte Mason Poetry blog… but can I recommend this interview with a teacher (and homeschool mother) who was attracted to the Christian classical tradition of Dorothy Sayers et al before realising its shortcomings and finding Charlotte Mason instead:

http://charlottemasonpoetry.org/from-classical-teacher-to-charlotte-mason-educator/

Ms Whiteside is especially good on the needlessness, not to mention joylessness, of the rote learning of facts, dates, grammar tables etc that is so often part and parcel of the classical tradition.

Charlotte Mason and Christian Classical approaches are so often talked of in the same breath as though they are interchangeable. This interview marks out the clear differences between them.


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