Charlotte Mason is powerful (Part I)
Karen Glass, along with other CM and classical educators, has pointed out that our aim in studying the classical tradition is asking “why” rather than “how.” What was the ultimate goal of a Charlotte Mason education?
We might list things like “not filling a bucket but lighting a fire”; educating the conscience to make well-reasoned choices (but not to depend wholly on reason); exercising magnanimity and other values such as honour and justice; understanding “I am, I can, I ought, I will”; using the “mind’s eye” to recall what has been observed. If education is a science of relations, then to be educated means having proper relationships with the universe, the earth, people, and God. Education allows a generous space and time for minds to meet (also known as the “large room,” or leisure).