October 26, 2010

Tuesdays with Charlotte

"If a human being were a machine, education could do no more for him than to set him in action in prescribed ways, and the work of the educator would be simply to adopt a good working system or set of systems. But the educator has to deal with a self-acting, self-developing being, and his business is to guide, and assist in, the production of the latent good in that being, the dissipation of the latent evil, the preparation of the child to take his place in the world at his best, with every capacity for good that is in him developed into a power."
Charlotte Mason, Volume I, page 9 


Donna-Jean Breckenridge said...

Tuesdays with Charlotte - I like it!!

This quote is wonderful. Thank you for sharing it. Charlotte Mason was just plain amazing.

Andrew said...