For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School
Shows parents and teachers how children's learning experiences can be extended to every aspect of life, giving them a new richness, stability, and joy for living.
Every parent and teacher wants to give his or her children the best education possible. We hope that the education we provide is a joyful adventure, a celebration of life, and preparation for living. But sadly,...more
I appreciate Macaulay's style--free, casual, and engaging. Her writing is more than readable; it's a joy to read. I finish reading and feel refreshed. In this, she joins a select group of authors in my experience.
Her content is excellent too. She carefully parses Charlott ...more
This books is based on the educational philosophies of Charlotte Mason from the 1800's.
There is a lot of valuable information in this book of Christ-centered learning. My favorite is from the chapter that describes "children are born persons" ...more
I had to pay some late fees to the library in order to finish it, but it was so worth it. I'd love to own a copy of this book. It drove me crazy that I couldn't highlight it and mark it up.
This book really cemented in my mind the value of the Charlotte Mason Education style. It is so practical, clear, & Christian-based. Any parent or teacher will benefit from its values and ideas. A great resource for public, private, and homeschool.
Macaulay does a great job of relaying the work and philosophy of Charlotte Mason and ...more
Susan Schaeffer Macaulay introduced me to Charlotte Mason in such a beautifully enticing way I couldn't refuse further investigation! I've now read Miss Mason's works for myself, but would never have thought to without the nudge from this book. When I was considering homeschooling my children, the picture of education painted in this book was exactly what I was yearning for, w ...more
At first, Macaulay was defensive about pres ...more
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Perhaps I'd like to live in the country, but I don't. Well, maybe I can get the family to a park two times a week, and out to the country once every two weeks.
Maybe I have to send my child to a not-so-good school. Well, maybe we can read one or two good books together aloud. If you can't give them everything, give them something.”