I loved this thought from the book. It is so true. If you are using Charlotte's methods thinking you are recreating some bygone educational experience-like sleeping in an antique bed and breakfast- that is not what she ever intended. She believed that there were universal truths about children.That certain tried and tested practices helped children learn. She believed these could be applied to all children despite economic, cultural, and ethnic differences. The basic nature of children has not changed since Charlotte's day. We may add in new technologies and modern culture but this does not change the very nature of a child and how they learn.
"Miss Mason's educational philosophy is not about what someone thought as a Victorian; it is not tied to the the past, as if trying to hark back to a golden age. These ideas, being true ones, have an unchangeable underlying pattern (form) and yet give freedom for individual life and practice. When the Christin worldview gives this form, there is much stability and also freedom for appropriate adaptions. That is what makes this way of educating children so exciting. " ~When Children Love to Learn by Elaine Cooper page 25
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