A helpful concise overview of Charlotte Mason and her educational philosophy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Mason
Ambleside Online gives further information on the Charlotte Mason method of education, and provides many resources, including freely accessible online versions of Charlotte Mason's original six-volume book series entitled, "Towards a Philosophy of Education."
This first video below is a summary of our educational philosophy shared by our Philosophy Director, Judy McComb, and the second one is a TED Talk given by the late Sir Ken Robinson about the urgent need for schools that don't place their emphasis on 'teaching to the test' but rather on nurturing innate curiosity. At one point he says, "the arts aren't just important to children because they improve maths scores, but because they speak to the parts of a child's being that are otherwise left untouched" - this is something with which Charlotte Mason would very much agree.
Susan Schaeffer Macaulay, "For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School",
Crossway books, 1984, ISBN-10: 1433506955
The One Question Every Parent Should Quit Asking
Why our children need to get outside and engage with nature
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