The Story of Charlotte Mason 1842-1923 by Essex Cholmondeley soon to be presented for sale on the super BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Parents’ National Education Union, 1960, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Appendices ; Black & White Photographs ; Portrait to the frontispiece;
From the cover: Charlotte Mason made a vital contribution to educational thought and practice. Many of the more enlightened reforms of recent years have been indirectly, if not directly, due to her. Children are persons, she taught; they are not born good or bad but with possibilities for good and for evil. This concept, revolutionary in implication for her day, though accepted in ours, was the basis of all her thinking.
On the occasion of the centenary of her birth (1942) Her Majesty the Queen Mother wrote: Teachers owe much to Charlotte Masons deep insight into child psychology and to the new principles in character building and mind training which she advocated, but parents owe her still more. The gratitude of countless mothers in all parts of the world, who have profited by her counsel, will be her enduring memorial.
Charlotte Mason founded the P. N. E. U. (Parents National Educational Union), the Parents Union School, and the Charlotte Mason College. She wrote a great deal on educational matters, and her last work, An Essay Towards a Philosophy of Education, is in print in a second edition, and is still influential, an inspiration to all who read it.
Her long life (1842-1923) saw a transformation of the educational scene, as it did of the whole fabric of English society. The Story of Charlotte Mason does not attempt to be the conventional biography. It tells of her life as far as possible in her own words, leaving them to reveal the intangible and delicate core of her very personal message. As one reader has said, a warm and lively personality emerges, able to inspire other people with her own splendid vision.
Good in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed with heavy rubbing to the joins and leading edges. Leans slightly. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 306 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5½”.